It is testimony such as this that will make the Senate look like buffoons if they are intent on challenging the President on NSA wiretaps. http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110007848 IMO, the President does have the Consitutional authority to conduct these wiretaps under Executive Power as has been previosly defined by the Courts. However, in the public debate that will take place in the Senate, public opinion will be won over more by testimony of people such as Ms. Toensing than by the technical questions concerning the scope of the Presidents powers. In many ways, the art of successful debate hinges on the ability to simplify arguments to a point where the public can understand. This is precisely why the President will prevail.