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The Attorney General's Contempt For The Rule Of Law

Where's Vicky Toensing's op-ed condemning him? I'm waiting.... The Agonist: Novak reports: Gonzales said: "I think that the Americ

Where's Vicky Toensing's op-ed condemning him? I'm waiting....

The Agonist:

Novak reports:

Gonzales said: "I think that the American people lose if I spend all my time worrying about congressional requests for information, if I spend all my time responding to subpoenas."

Subpoena him. If he doesn't show, find him in contempt and lock him up. It's time to slap these people upside the head; they are not above the law, and if Gonzales wants some serious time in solitary to think over his contempt for the rule of law, it's time it was given to him.

Update: Kagro at the Next Hurrah points out this is impossible - since Justice is responsible for dealing with contempt cases, Gonzales is effectively the man who would decide.

Which means we're back where we started - the only way to reign in Bush is to impeach him. Which the Dems won't do. So why don't we all stop pretending the Dems are going to do anything to stop Bush or his lackeys from doing anything they want to do for the next 2 years? Bush will ignore any law he doesn't like that he can't veto, simply by using a signing statement to get rid of it. His officials can ignore any subpoena they feel like, since Justice won't enforce them. The power of the purse is overstated - Bush has the power to take money from any department's budget he feels like, if he decides it is necessary. Without repealing the AUMF, the power of the purse can't be used, because Bush can just get the money from another pot.

And off in the distance, one can hear Nero playing the violin as the country burns.

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