Monday, January 09, 2006

Arrogance of Power

Just when you think George Bush can't really surprise us anymore with his secrecy,his incompetence, or his contempt for our country and its laws, he always comes up with a new one. It turns out that although he has not vetoed a single bill or provision, he has reserved what he feels is the President's prerogative to do as he pleases and disregard the laws he signs. Now he didn't just do this once, as we recently learned about the torture provision in the last expenditure bill. He must think this is his own personal safety valve, because he has done such "signing statements" 500 times !Apparently this little trick of his does not have the force of law, but it's enough to muddy any further court rulings on constitutionality.No other president has taken so many liberties with our legislation.


Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

500 times?! I heard about those 'signing statements', but I had no idea he's done it 500 times! "I'll sign it, but I ain't followin' it!" Is this another of Karl's brilliant ideas? And what is that picture, by the way?

12:22 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

The picture is little item you can purchase which features George W pissing all over everything.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

OK. I see the stream now. Do they sell bottles of Dubya Piss to stock that little pond there?

2:15 AM  

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