Who Needs the Line Item Veto . .

. . when you can just ignore the entire principle of Checks and Balances?

Bush Ignores Laws He Inks, Vexing Congress
By LAURIE KELLMAN The Associated Press
Tuesday, June 27, 2006; 2:25 PM

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday defended President Bush's frequent use of special statements that claim authority to limit the effects of bills he signs, saying the statements help him uphold the Constitution and defend national security.

Senators weren't so sure.

"It's a challenge to the plain language of the Constitution," said Arlen Specter, a Republican whose Senate Judiciary Committee opened hearings on the issue. "There is a sense that the president has taken signing statements far beyond the customary purview."
[a lotta talk and no action ...]


  1. A lot of talk and no action seems to me to be an apt description of Arlen Specter. Sure would love to see him back up some of his “concerns.”

  2. Dig it.

    I ain't holding my breath though, eh.

  3. Specter is a piece of fecal matter. He says he's serious, but at the last minute he deflates like a balloon with a hole in it.

    As for bush doing what he damn well pleases, I guess that's one of the perks when you crown yourself king. Bastard!

  4. "Yeah, OK, but I'm not gonna enforce it. Yes, I know that's the job of the administrative branch, but tough shit. It's a stupid fucking law and you boobs should never have passed it. Why veto it when you can just ignore the bastard? "


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