Sen. Patrick Leahy has often been held up as the ideal privacy advocate when confronting technology and personal information in the digital age. This year, Leahy has made it a point to keep digital privacy in the limelight for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
I don't really subscribe to politics, and when I have to take a side, I don't follow any particular "party lines" (as it were). I look at the politician, and whether or not his walk lines up with his talk. Someone like Leahy backs up their commentary with action, and it's hard to dislike someone who does that. (Except perhaps in Ron Paul's case - I still don't know what happened there.)