Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Bush puts on his best Nixonian tones

From NYT:

“We will not go along with a partisan fishing expedition aimed at honorable public servants,” Mr. Bush said, vowing to fight any attempt by Congress to subpoena his top political adviser, Karl Rove; the former White House counsel Harriet E. Miers and others."

I tried to find a video clip of this statement. The delivery was so school yard, so taunting and more -- it was kingly. That royal "we" and the protective master's arm around his loyal public servants. How dare the commoners question those servants under oath?

Bush is charging down that old Nixonian road to Executive Privilege. He's got to keep Gonzalez as AG who will uphold the position. And hoping for a slam dunk in the Supreme Court. Dig out your Tricky Dick masks, boys and girls.

1 comment:

microdot said...

okay so I was wrong about the time span of Gonzalez' resignation...it's going to take longer and perhaps become a lot more interesting as it grows.
Today, Tony Snow made some statements about the executive privelege of not allowing presidential advisors to testify under oath....he had his own words written almost 9 years ago in an article for the Detroit News flung back in his face in which he argued against executive privelege in a similar matter during the Clinton Impeachment hearings.
If you are interested, there is a Microdot Microvision view of the prez's petulant outburst yesterday
on thebrainpolice. Yours for the snagging!