Joke of the Day: Senate oversight.

Loyal Readers™ may recall the planned Sooper Seekrit Senate briefing on the NSA’s domestic spying. Well, here is an update of sorts:

A recent briefing by senior intelligence officials on surveillance programs failed to attract even half of the Senate, showing the lack of enthusiasm in Congress for learning about classified security programs.

Many senators elected to leave Washington early Thursday afternoon instead of attending a briefing with James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, Keith Alexander, the head of the National Security Agency (NSA), and other officials.

The Hill was not provided the names of who did, and who didn’t, attend the briefing.

It’s not like they need to know what these agencies are actually doing before funding them and retroactively immunizing them from any laws they may have broken. What difference does it make, anyway? One of the briefers was the same d00d, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, who just a few weeks ago lied in testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The joke, as usual, is on us, people.

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