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When Does Executive Privilege Become Executive Abuse?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

  Executive privilege is arguably a proper and useful way to protect sensitive government information. However, the definition for what qualifies has expanded to the point of ridiculousness. The Bush administration considers everything from the White House cheese log budget to retired presidential toilet swabbers as sacrosanct. To be fair, "The Privileger"TM ...

What happens when the Libby Case is No Longer An “On Going Legal Matter?”

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Scotty McMessage McClellan is no longer delivering messages that the W, Rove and Co like. And, he has a number of good points. Those of you who followed the Libby case, and the Plame leak know that the W, Rove and Co repeatedly said they would come clean when ...

Change Is In the Wind

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

In the "Too Little Too Late But Definitely Better Than Nothing" category, the House passed Representative Dennis Kucinich's HR 1258 and voted 251-166 to refer impeachment charges against George W. Bush to the Judiciary Committee. It may get bogged down until he stumbles out of office about seven months from now, ...

More Proof George Bush and His Pals Have Screwed the Pooch With Regard To The “War On Terror.”

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

I've said this a long time ago, but it seems like we may be closer to it as of today. Specifically, we may actually have to let some dangerous folks go from Gitmo because the W, Rove and Co. has violated the rights of these people in a very egregious ...

McClellan to testify willingly on PlameGate

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Wow wee..the man really is tossing BushCo under the bus and backing up over 'it' isn't he? From TO via AP: President Bush's former spokesman, Scott McClellan, will testify before a House committee next week about whether Vice President Dick Cheney ordered him to make misleading public statements about the leaking ...

When Republican Voters Get The Whitehouse They Dream of, We All Have To Live With The Consequences

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Turns out, Republican Faithful should have headed the old adage: Be careful what you wish for, you might get it. Indeed, with the new book promulgated by Scotty McMessage McClellan, we learn that leadership by faith over facts doesn't work. From the Republican "victories" at the polling stations and ...

The Bush Legacy: A Bad Case Of “ED” Or A Royal Screwing?

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Today, President Bush, in the following video clip, tells us that we face "turbulence in the housing market and slow growth for our overall economy". At the same time, the number of U.S. homeowners in foreclosure or delinquent on their mortgage payments is nearly nine percent, unemployment jumped a full ...

The Big Dick - All Hat At The Coast Guard Academy Commencement

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

In the relative likelihood that you were not in New London Connecticut yesterday, you would not have witnessed Dick "Buckshot" Cheney addressing the graduating class of the US Coast Guard Academy. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't all good patriots remove their hats when saying the pledge ...

When Markets Don’t Work

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Today Paul Krugman once again points out that the Republican party has only two solutions to problems - Tax cuts and deregulation or ignoring the problem hoping that it will go away. Of course ignoring a problem and hoping that it will go away is not a solution. But if you ...

A Conservative Republican’s Problem With Dick Cheney

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Mickey Edwards is the author of "Reclaiming Conservatism" and served as a Republican Congressman from 1977 to 1993.  He was a long-time ally and supporter of Vice President Cheney, but as he notes in this piece in the Washington Post, cannot reconcile his respect for the office and the man ...

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