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March 20, 2007

Bush To Invoke Executive Privilege To Prevent Congressional Subpoenas To Staff

I've been studiously avoiding this non-scandal for weeks. It just went nuclear.


At the heart of this "scandal"? The new premise, created by liberals who refuse to acknowlege that Bush is the President and superior officer to every single employee in the federal bureaucracy, and hence has the power to make policy as he chooses and even force that policy upon recalcitrant underlings.

Liberals are now claiming a strange new theory of executive power -- that it's the bureaucrats, the "experts," the permanent government in DC, that have almost all of the actual power in the executive branch, and the President is acting criminally when he presumes that he is the boss of them.

Funny, I don't imagine this novel theory of unelected-bureaucrats-being-the-true-decisionmakers-in-the-executive-branch will hold much sway when there's a (D) in the Oval Office.

But for now-- apparently we're to believe that for 200+ years, the Constitution has actually empowered President's thousands of unelected inferiors to set policy, and the President acts in an unconstitutional, illegal, and unamerican fashion when he sets out to disturb their selfless, apolotical, expert decisionmaking.

Bush fired US attorneys, it is alleged, for political reasons? Funny, US Attorneys seem to be defined as "political appointees." So they can be hired for political reasons, but not fired for the same?

It's time to go to war with these people. The Democrats, the media, all of them . "Fuck you and the horse you rode in on" should be the operating premise of the administration from this point on, and Bush should begin engaging in the most ruthless of political tit-for-tats, ordering his inferiors to not spend a dime of money for earmarked projects in Democratic districts, etc.

It's called politics, assholes. But apparently it's now criminal for a politician to engage in politics, at least if he's from the wrong party.

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posted by Ace at 07:02 PM

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