"Former President Jimmy Carter, who publicly rebuked President Bush's warrantless eavesdropping program this week during the funeral of Coretta Scott King and at a campaign event, used similar surveillance against suspected spies.
In 1977, Mr. Carter and his attorney general, Griffin B. Bell, authorized warrantless electronic surveillance used in the conviction of two men for spying on behalf of Vietnam."
And let's not forget that it was Robert F. Kennedy, a Democrat, who wiretapped Martin Luther King, back in the day.
Therefore, if we follow lunatic liberal logic, it's only permissable for Democrats to eavesdrop, not Republicans.