This "Clapper" fellow seems to be under the impression that someone's handing out the equivalent of Nobel prizes for, well... for being a totalitarian asshole. He's inarguably doing everything he possibly can to keep himself way out front and ahead of the competition.
This is information that's right there on the front page of every newspaper, periodical or website of record on the planet, and... whoops! You're simply not allowed to say those words. How conveeeenient.
He's aspiring to a rarified strata of achievement right up there with Dick Cheney; it makes me step back, take a deep breath, say whoa and think long and hard about exactly what it took to make someone embrace the dark side so utterly and completely.
Money? Power? Sheer cussedness? Certainly not sex; just look at the guy. I think Cthulhu has to be involved somehow… and I definitely sense Moriarty's foul hand in this miasma.
Well, my work here is done for the moment; good night, everyone. Yes, you NSA drones too - I've got your number. Don't think I don't know what Langley has on you from your college days. You should never – never – have screwed around with the protomatter.