Follow-up: White House refuses subpoena

Here we go, folks:

Bush is claiming executive privilege, the White House won’t turn over the papers, and Harriet Miers and Sara Taylor will not testify.

Positive sign: The AP is actually using the phrase “moving toward a constitutional showdown” in the first sentence of the story.

Negative sign: CNN has buried the story over in the “latest news” colum, below “Divided court rejects school diversity plan” and “High court blocks Texas killer’s execution,” and right above “Town mourns cheerleaders killed in crash.”

Next up — Contempt of Congress charges, which would have to be enforced by the Justice Dept., which is at the center of this whole mess already……and then a court battle over Constitutional authority, which will go to the Bush-stocked Supreme Court.

Expect that nothing will come of this. It’s official — we no longer have a Legislature.

6 Replies to “Follow-up: White House refuses subpoena”

  1. Well, that’s fine for Bush, but Cheney’s office was subpoenaed too and, well, as we all know, Cheney’s not a part of the Executive Branch….

    I’m tied up in fucking knots about this bullshit. America died three years ago and now the Bush administration is fucking its corpse.

  2. Best I can recall. I mark the moment of death to when Bush got the official okay to ignore the constitution. Oh, they were beating her with tire irons in the back alley long before, but I reckon she didn’t die until they ripped out her Bill of Rights.

  3. True enough.

    I tell you, the whole Cheney thing that the WashPo just finished up has me more and more convinced that Bush is really the sockpuppet and Cheney is the hand — and whereas I don’t think 9/11 was an inside job, I do think that everything that has happened to this country since was part of a planned change, which was just waiting for the proper traumatic event so it could be enacted.

  4. I think that it’s just Cheney is dedicated to making mad bank for industry concerns (and himself), and screw the rest of the world.


  5. Congress does have a law enforcement division of their own: the sergeant-at-arms. They have historically used the sergeant-at-arms to arrest people for contempt of congress, admittedly over 150 years ago, but they don’t technically have to rely on Justice to get their way.

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