Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Congressional Ox Suddenly Gored; Crisis, Showdown Predicted

Here’s something I enjoyed reading... What’s the old saying about things depend on who’s ox is getting gored? It seems that once the long and heavy arm of the law comes close to home, the House of “Representatives” is suddenly very concerned about constitutional guarantees.

From today’s Progress Report:

"The FBI's raid on a congressman's office is rippling through Capitol Hill, with majority Republicans in the House complaining to President Bush and predicting a constitutional showdown in the Supreme Court."
-- Associated Press, 5/24/06, on congressional outrage at executive branch overreach


"President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution."
-- Boston Globe, 4/30/06, a story that failed to create similar outrage among congressional leaders

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