From Pine View Farm

L’Etat, C’est Lui 6

Or so he thinks:

Even though he forced Congress to change its original bill, Bush’s signature yesterday came with a little-noticed signing statement, claiming that provisions in the law “could inhibit the President’s ability to carry out his constitutional obligations.” CQ reports on the provisions Bush plans to disregard:

    One such provision sets up a commission to probe contracting fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan. Another expands protections for whistleblowers who work for government contractors. A third requires that U.S. intelligence agencies promptly respond to congressional requests for documents. And a fourth bars funding for permanent bases in Iraq and for any action that exercises U.S. control over Iraq’s oil money.

In his “Memorandum of Justification” for the waiver, Bush cited his Nov. 26 “Declaration of Principles for a Long-Term Relationship of Cooperation and Friendship” between Iraq and the United States. This agreement has been aggressively opposed by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress as not only unprecedented, but also potentially unconstitutional because it was enacted without the agreement of the legislation branch.

So little Bushie Boy had a temper tantrum because the elected representatives of the people of the United States of America incongruously assembled passed a law he didn’t like.

So he’s just going to ignore the law.


So take that, people of the United States of America!


He’s the king. You are forbidden to tell him no.



  1. Bill

    January 29, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Be careful what you wish for. Bush will be gone in less than a year and you’ll have Bill and Hillary to save the Republic.

    I can hardly wait…

  2. Opie

    January 29, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I’m still holding out hope for Obama. At first I couldn’t understand what the difference between Hillary and Obama would be, but some comments Gerald Ford made about the Clintons in the audiobook I’m listening to right now woke me up.

  3. Bill

    January 30, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    All you have to do is listen to Bill on the campaign trail. It was the Clintons (mainly Bill) who played the race card in the Democratic primary (not some white conservative Republican). Even some prominent fellow Dems said he went too far. Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry were in that group.

    Clinton is just warming up for his new role as Attack-Dog-First-Man. Four more years of blaming the “…vast right-wing conspiracy.”

    Bush-Clinton-Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton? Enough already!

  4. Karen

    January 31, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Opinion of the NY Times

    (I hope I got it right)

  5. Opie

    January 31, 2008 at 9:53 am

    “Bush-Clinton-Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton? Enough already!”

    Read closely, your comment implies a one-term Hillary.

  6. Bill

    January 31, 2008 at 11:42 am

    I fear one-term of Hillary (or worst yet – Billary) will be more than enough.