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Maher Goes Off on Surveillance State, Sort of Defends Dennis Hastert

maher hastertBill Maher ended his show last night going off on the surveillance state, and at one point even kinda sorta defended Dennis Hastert from the government charges against him.

Maher said he’s getting tired of all the government snooping, because if people are always worried and on their toes about what they say, then no one will know if they truly have character.

As for Hastert, Maher brought up the molestation charges against him, but joked, “he wasn’t charged with diddling kids, the FBI understands that’s just part of being a wrestling coach.”

No, what got Hastert in trouble was “the inappropriate way he touched an ATM machine,” and Maher wanted to know why Hastert deserved to be indicted for withdrawing his own money.

He concluded that if the surveillance state doesn’t calm down, “Everyone starts altering their behavior for the camera… except for the cops, they could still give a shit.”

Watch the video below, via HBO:

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