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Is Bush Following Nixon’s lead?

bush_finger.jpgIn an amazingly Nixonesque move, the Bush administration today refused to comply with a Senate Subpoena demanding the production of documents relating to the Warrantless eavesdropping and wiretapping of Americans and the firing of Federal Prosecutors. The reason given? “Executive Privilege”. Apparently, the Bush administration feels that “executive privilege” should be used to hide illegal activities – even when the Senate is attempting to exercise their constitutional responsibilities of checks and balances on the executive branch.

So, what will happen next? Well, chances are good that there will be more posturing by the senate, the committees that are supposedly investigating the Bush administrations wrongdoing, and other groups that are trying to pry the lid off of Bush’s secret operations. In all likelihood, this will end up as a test of the constitution – eventually, someone will end up in the Supreme Court trying to get Bush to open the records. In the meantime, we can expect Bush to continue to destroy the documentation that is incriminating (Nixon Nuked voice tapes in violation of federal law, the Bushies were forced to admit that they nuked email records in violation of federal law..)

The Big Difference? In Nixon’s day, the Senate, Congress, Supreme Court, and the american people wouldn’t put up with Nixon’s machinations, and gave him the option of getting punted from office (and probably going to jail), or resigning, and having Ford pardon him. Bush seems to think that he’s got enough control over the government to prevent any real investigation, or to at least stall it for long enough that he can hide his tracks. So far, the Supreme Court has more or less played puppet to Bush’s trampling of the constitution, but hey, between him and his dad, they practically own the supreme court. Of course, the Dems are out for blood – they have a decade of being shunted to the side to get even for, so maybe some of that political angst will play out in a way that actually holds Bush somewhat accountable. Don’t count on it though. The Dems are counting on the same crap to cover their butts if (OK, when) they get into the white house.

Will someone please give Bush a blowjob, so we can impeach him NOW!


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