A little earlier today, I was fortunate enough to be invited by the Senate Republican Conference to be on a teleconference with Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) to talk about the "Patriot Act and DOD authorization bill." Vitter didn't end up making it, but John Cornyn (R-TX) replaced him.
Cornyn slapped the New York Times for complaining so much about the outing of Valerie Plame and then turning right around and compromising one of our most sensitive intelligence gathering programs.
Demint said that the real problem isn't the wiretaps, it's that the Congress can't be trusted with sensitive information. Cornyn then added that the Congress wants to know about these hush hush programs and complains when the President doesn't consult them, but then when the President does consult with Congress they leak the information that he gives to them. So, it's a Catch-22.
Of course, the Democrats play politics with sensitive information in a time of war. But don't you dare question their patriotism.