Friday, June 30, 2006

Right Down The Rabit Hole Into The Twisted World Of The W, Rove And Co.

If there were a political equivalent to Alice's Wonderland, it would have to be the political environment generated by the W, Rove and Co. What with signing statements, the desperate search for the "right" kind of activist judge, and the surreptitious circumvention of the Constitution, the rights of American citizens, and all things legal, we now have the W, Rove and Co looking to congress to figure out how to solve their Gitmo problem.
Q So now that you've had the drive-by briefings on Gitmo, what are you guys going to do now?

MR. SNOW: Well, I think right now, as the President said yesterday, it looks like there's considerable interest in Congress in going ahead and taking a good look at what the Supreme Court had to say and moving forward toward making sure that we can proceed with military commissions and bring to justice the people who are held at Guantanamo, as well as continuing to process or repatriating those who are going to be headed home.
Obviously, the purview of the executive branch is to figure out how to enforce the laws that are made by the legislative branch. The point of the judiciary is to make decisions about that law - did some one violate it, for example, and then mete out an appropriate punishment. But now it looks at if the W, Rove and Co has decided that they didn't like the decision of the SCOTUS and are working with the lawmakers to skirt their ruling. Does this sound like the American way or what?


Neil Shakespeare said...

I like that that they're "considerable interest in going ahead and looking at it". Yeah, yeah. Maybe someone will read it sometime. Maybe. If they can find time and everyone's not too bloated with those fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

Neil Shakespeare said...

"there's considerable interest"...sorry.