Friday, July 20, 2007

Bush Admin. Schools Nixon on Imperial Presidency

When I was a kid under the Nixon administration, we used to mock his imperial presidency concepts and those claims of executive privilege that were really attempts to hide his administration's crimes and corruption. In the light of Congressional investigation and impending impeachment, Nixon resigned. And all was well with the universe.

But we didn't count on an administration directed from Satan's helper himself, Darth Cheney. The Bush administration insists on covering just about anything that would reveal their crimes with executive privilege. Although I should be amazed at the chutzpah and success of this administration, as long as Darth Cheney & his favorite puppet retain their evil grasp of the White House, nothing they do surprises me.

So - now we have the White House stating that the Justice Department will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress against White House officials once the president has invoked the magical phrase "executive privilege." Would that more Americans had shown their vote for contempt of these officials in 2004.


Blogger TomCat said...

LP, both the Senate and the House have the power to issue inherent contempt citations, under which the accused may be forcibly detained, brought before the issuing body, tried, and if convicted, held for the remainder of the Congressional term (12/2008). Of course the GOP would filibuster any such attempt in the Senate, but the House could do so.

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