Republican state Senate leader Joe Scarnati deserves credit for promoting an investigation of the "watch the environmentalists and gays" program conducted by Pennsylvania's Department of Homeland Security, just as Democratic governor Ed Rendell deserves credit for vigorously denouncing and terminating the program.
The more that is revealed about the program to monitor non-violent dissenters, the more it appears that not only should DHS administrator James Powers join the contractor at the departure ramp, but also someone should be prosecuted.
By the way: Were anti-abortion protesters monitored, or was this surveillance list born exclusively of right-wingnuttery?
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