why a ban on bugging politicians?
I keep hearing on the news that bugging politicians has been banned for the last 40 years, does anyone know the thinking, if any, behind that rule?
Putting aside the fact that politicians seem to think they can bug anyone they want whenever they want, surely politicians themselves are the most deserving of scrutiny, they keep saying they are not lying, and prove repeatedly that they do lie and cheat, so I propose that all politicians be bugged all day, every day, so long as they are in a position of power.
To further their accountability, you could have a webcast from their transmitters, sort of like big brother, where the general public could listen in and see what their tax money was being spent on.
It seems like a win-win situation for everyone really, i mean who in govt. could reasonably object to a massive invasion of privacy with a fuzzy scope & dubious benefits..
-Paris, as she also likes the world to know what she's up to