Friday, July 20, 2007

White House Shoving its Weight Around Again

So now, according to the Washington Post, the White House says the Justice Department

will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress against White House officials once the president has invoked executive privilege.

All hail the little king who all can now see clearly with his clothes off, not that he has been wearing much for some time.

Revive the statute for an Independent Counsel? This was a suggestion by Bruce Fine on Randi Rhodes this afternoon. This would be to preserve the separation of powers. But, do we have the time for this, before smiling BushCo pulls something? I am still for the Inherent Contempt method, though I do see the wisdom Of Fine's position. That would assuredly be the best course under normal conditions. But, these are very different times and this is not an ordinary administration; these are dangerous thugs, bullies who like to beat up, torture and kill the innocent, and must be treated as such.

1 comment:

Susan said...

It just keeps coming, doesn't it? Pass the hemlock. sigh...