The Arlen, My Friends, Is Blowing In The Wind…

2 comments June 8th, 2006at 06:45pm Posted by Eli

In case anyone was all excited about the possibility of Arlen Specter standing up to Dick Cheney and the rest of Dubya’s goons:

I’m not accusing anybody of anything. And I’m not saying the vice president acted in bad faith.

This is nothing personal between Arlen Specter or Vice President Cheney. This is a matter of civil liberties. It’s a matter of separation of power. And it’s a matter of important congressional oversight. And, so far, we’re not getting there. And that’s why I prepared a fairly strong letter. . . .

I don’t think the president has acted in bad faith here. I think he is functioning on something which he thinks needs to be done to protect the country. But he doesn’t have a blank check. He’s not the final word. We have a Constitution. The Constitution says that the Congress has oversight. And, on a constitutional issue, that’s the Judiciary Committee.

There, you see? Nothing to worry about, it was all just a big misunderstanding. The President is a fine man and he means well, and I’m sure that after Senator Specter conducts a thorough investigation, we’ll all see that the President has done absolutely nothing wrong. And if not, you can be sure that there are plen-ty more strongly-worded letters where that came from.

I don’t know about you, but I’m breathing easier already.

(Hat tip to The All-Seeing Eye Of Froomkin)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Cheney,Constitution,Politics,Specter,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. Smartypants  |  June 8th, 2006 at 7:01 pm

    Yes. Just all a big, big misunderstanding.

  • 2. Eli  |  June 8th, 2006 at 10:11 pm

    The misunderstandingiest!

    I’m going to hell just for using that word.


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