Thursday, January 31, 2008

Above the law

Frank Ford send me a Boston Globe article that says the following:

WASHINGTON - President Bush this week declared that he has the power to bypass four laws, including a prohibition against using federal funds to establish permanent US military bases in Iraq, that Congress passed as part of a new defense bill.

Bush made the assertion in a signing statement that he issued late Monday after signing the National Defense Authorization Act for 2008. In the signing statement, Bush asserted that four sections of the bill unconstitutionally infringe on his powers, and so the executive branch is not bound to obey them.

He just "declares" stuff. Like he's a king or something. How does he get away with this? I'm very disappointed in Pelosi for not being willing to impeach this man.


  1. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Ellie, this also relates to your comment above about John Edwards actually declaring a specific policy and telling how to fund it.
    There is very little leadership in the Democratic party and certainly no backbone. I think that this is one reason why the approval ratings for Congress are so poor. There are only a handful of people willing to take a stand on what it used to mean to be a Democrat.

  2. Anonymous9:58 AM

    You mean "like he's God" or something...I too have been floored and dumfounded over our so called democratic leaders' abysmal failure to keep this idiot in check. Our country, as we once knew it, is gone. How very, very sad.


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