"Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather"
I can't help thinking of the Velvet Underground when i read or hear Bush-backers defend this administration and its search of Rep. Jefferson's Congressional office. Is it some deep-seated masochism or an emerging love for authoritarianism? Either way the line from "Venus in Furs" works.
Me, i'm just an old-fashioned, historically-minded conservative. As such, i was shocked when the FBI went in the House offices. It brought up too many historical analogies, all of them harmful to liberty.
Jerry Pournelle is a pretty smart guy. He feels the same way.