Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I listened to Bush this morning on this subject. First, there is absolutely nothing in the US Constitution on this Nixonian bullshit "Executive Privilege". Second, Bush's reasoning is that he needs "candid advice from advisors who would not have to worry about being hauled before a Senate committee". Just what kind of advice would that be? Committing crimes? What exactly does one need to hide? In this case, it looks like the advice was to make up a public story on why these prosecutors were being fired in order to hide the private story that they were getting fired in order to stop federal investigations of Republicans or because they were not pursuing trumped-up charges on Democrats. In other words, they conspired to commit perjury before the Congress. At this point, we all know perjury is a way of life to Bush Republicans, who perjured themselves routinely, without fear of being caught before the Bridge-to-Nowhere Congress, on WMDs, Valerie Plame and who knows what else. Well, those days are over.
The COTUS did not envision the President surrounding himself with some psuedo-cabinet of "advisors" which he could use to hide the workings of the Executive Branch from The People. It envisions a President and his Cabinet, with the Cabinet confirmed by the Senate, and a Cabinet required to give an account of it's department's workings to the House and Senate. In this case, the department is the Justice Department. These so-called "advisors" took on a role within this department, in the hiring and firing of personnel, and are now answerable to the Senate and House, as they have the Constitutional duty of overseeing this department. Once the supeonas hit the court room, Bush will not have a leg to stand on.
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 03-21-2007 at 04:34 AM.