Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Bush/Rove Privilege Fight Looms

By Jason Leopold
January 27, 2009

George W. Bush is seeking to extend his sweeping concept of executive privilege into his post-presidency, with the first battle likely to be fought over a renewed demand from House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers that Karl Rove finally testify about the politicization of the Justice Department.

Read on.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sure didn't see THIS on my network "evening news" report! No surprise there, but I am glad that Mr. Leopold is like a snapping turtle and will not "let go."

Sooner or later these criminals need to be forced to testify under oath, so that they have to either tell the truth or add another crime to their lists.

I don't think it matters at all what Rove calls it. Everybody knows him as a blatant liar anyway, even those who would protect him. Everybody knows that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are blatant liars, and Donald Rumsfeld. Their philosophy of life and politics--the end justifies the means--allows for lying and even prescribes and excuses it. But the laws of the United States do not.

And that is the big argument, isn't it? Not whether they lied and committed crimes against the country and its people, but whether it was somehow A-Okay for them to do that; because they are somehow smarter or "better" than the rest of We the People.

Thanks, Jason. Stay with it!

Harold Shaw said...

It is time for the Bush Administration to provide the truth the the American people. If Rove decides that he will not reply to the subpoena than he should be subject to the same consequences as any other person that refuses to testify before Congress.

Executive Privilege has turned into hiding the truth, which means that we no longer have government for the people, but government for the government, which is even more scary.

Harold Shaw