Saturday, October 07, 2006

Stupid AND Stubborn

Looks like we may be getting a second helping of Brownie:

President Bush reserved the right to ignore key changes in Congress's overhaul of the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- including a requirement to appoint someone with experience handling disasters as the agency's head -- in setting aside dozens of provisions contained in a major homeland security spending bill this week.
And we've got 28 more months of following this fool down whatever blind alley he wants to lead us.



Greg! said...

"Amazingly, President Bush continues to show more interest in expanding his executive power than in running the government in a fair, effective and competent manner," said Rep. Martin O. Sabo (Minn.), ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security.

Truer words were never said.

Is there some way to take away Bush's signing statements? It's a loophole that's being egregiously abused at every opportunity.

Rob S. said...

As far as I know, the only thing that can be done is for a court to differentiate between the statements and the actual law. Suit has to be brought, that sort of thing.