Bush Ignores Laws He Signs, Vexing Congress
WASHINGTON (June 27) -- . . . . Specter's hearing is about more than the statements. He's been compiling a list of White House practices he bluntly says could amount to abuse of executive power -- from warrantless domestic wiretapping program to sending officials to hearings who refuse to answer lawmakers' questions.
. . . .
"There's less here than meets the eye," [Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas] said. "The president is entitled to express his opinion. It's the courts that determine what the law is."
I wouldn't say there's less here than meets the eye. The courts are essentially meaningless on this matter as a result of partisan bench-packing bullshit, and this is a great example of how this country is being run into the ground by a bunch of idiot children who have taken great steps to put themselves in a dictatorial position where they are no longer held accountable to the same laws which we, as everyday citizens, are expected to follow and obey. It makes me wonder just whose "freedom" they are trying to protect, really.
Of course, it's all well and good since we're doing our best to forc... err.. bring Democracy to the Middle East, right? And, once we have democracy in Iraq, I'm sure the rest of that area of the planet will also adopt democracy in a sort of... umm... "domino effect." Who cares how many of our own laws our leaders need to ignore in order to "get 'r done."