This one's a bit involved.
Liberal blogger Blue Gal links to liberal blogger IntoxiNation who links to a post by birther wingnut blogger Pamela "the Shrieking Harpy" Geller, wherein the Harpy gets all hot 'n bothered about a story at CBS News in which a Loyal Bushie US Attorney in Indiana wants to spy on everyone who visited the Indymedia website back in June 2008. The reason the Harpy is exercised about this bit of routine spying-on-Americans is because the probe was launched on January 23, 2009, which technically means it happened under President Obama's watch. This was a good two weeks before Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in, but that hasn't stopped the Harpy from freaking out about how OBAMA IS SPYING ON US ZOMG!!! And it turns out that the Loyal Bushie in Indiana, Tim Morrison, didn't bother to get permission for the probe from Department of Justice HQ back in Washington (in violation of DOJ regs, btw). So, no, nobody in the Obama administration had anything to do with this; it was pure BushCo.
Blue Gal has bravely entered the fetid morass of the Harpy's blog in an effort to convince her and her rabid commentariat that this is proof that the USA PATRIOT Act was a bad idea, and that conservatives ought to join liberals in their efforts to get the Act repealed. A noble effort, BG, but doomed to failure from the start. The problem, you see, is that the wingnuts don't think the Act was a bad idea; it just never occurred to their pea-brains that the Dhimmicrats might win a presidential election at some future date. What's more, they're absolutely certain that the IslamoKenyan Usurper's days in the White People's House are numbered, and that Any Day Now the Republican Dynasty is going to be restored to its rightful place atop the Oval Throne. And when that day comes, the USA PATRIOT Act is going to be just as necessary as it ever was (if not more so) to Defend Us From The Terrorists.
I salute your efforts, BG, but you might as well give up now. Success is not an option.