Monday, July 09, 2007

Executive Privilege is Not A Right

...and it's time to take that privilege away.

I especially love the following quote from a letter written by White House Counsel Fred Fielding:

"You may be assured that the president's assertion here comports with prior practices in similar contexts, and that it has been appropriately documented."

The whole thing smacks and reeks of "cover-your-assitude," doesn't it? Only a slick, slimy lawyer could write so aloofly, distantly, and noncommitally. (I don't care if those are official words or not--they are now.)

And what is it with "Freds" and Republicans, anyway? First Fred Thompson's connection to Nixon and now this. Enuff, already!

I hear that Cindy Sheehan plans to challenge Nancy Pelosi in the next election if Pelosi doesn't move to impeach the Prez in the next month or so. I hope she does it--it's clear that Pelosi and the rest of the mealy-mouthed Dems are rolling over and trying to "play nice" with the Repubs, and this is not the time for it. We need to stop being intimidated by the arrogant bully tactics of this administration.

What's it going to take? (That's actually the first line of the last message I sent my reps.)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Ed said...

It is more than a coincidence that the current Pres is the third one named George. King George the 3rd of England took away the Colonists rights and our current King George the 3rd is taking away our rights.
Executive Privilege is the right of Tyrants only. To quote the Declaration of Independance, "A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of a free people," Amen Mr. Jefferson, Amen.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Ah, but our King George will spin it to sound like he's doing all this shit "to protect us," and then all the knee-jerk righties will pipe up and tell us to stop being unpatriotic.

The trick is to counteract their bullshit with common sense and make it stick...

Interesting coincidence on the George" thing...

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Ed said...

Wise old Ben Kenobi no wait I mean Ben Franklin said, "If we give up our Freedom for Security, we will neither be Free nor Secure."
In the name of Homeland Security, our rights are going the way of the Passenger Pigeon.
The Congress has given in to King George's demands for violating human rights, which causes me to remember a line from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith; "So this is how Democracy dies, Amidst thunderous applause." (big Star Wars fan here)

3:19 PM  

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