Thursday, March 22, 2007

You're Not The Boss of Me.

A good post on the White House's new talking point:

Congress does not have oversight of the executive branch, therefore the White House does not need to comply with any Congressional requests for information.

Umm...9th grade social studies, anyone? Checks and balances? The United States Constitution? As the article suggests, this is far, far beyond the notion of executive privilege. This is saying that the executive branch need answer to no one.

I think I'm shocked but not surprised that they'd trot this out, hoping that people are too stupid/uninformed/uneducated about basic civics to notice what a momentous statement it really is to make, that Congress has no right to inquire at all into White House activities.

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