Posted by: Jim | October 18, 2007

The Truck-Sized Loophole

As a nominee to be the next Attorney General, Mukasey is under fire by Congress.  And when asked about the … “Bush administration’s warrantless eavesdropping program, Mukasey said there may be occasions when the president’s wartime powers would supersede legal requirements to obtain a warrant to conduct wiretaps.”

Thank you to Senator Patrick Leahy, who said this was a “loophole big enough to drive a truck through.”  Indeed it is.

Basically, this establishes a precedent that the President can do whatever he wants during war, as long as it’s done under his “wartime powers.” For a man who seeks power (and Presidents are often this type of man) this encourages us to be in a constant state of war, so that the President constantly has a blank check.

Mukasey also endorses a few other obhorrant activities currently being done by the Bush Administration.

I hope the congress has the huevos to nix him. But my huevo detector is not beeping.



  1. Alas, I’m not detecting any huevos either. Which is strange, since the chickens have come home to roost.

    * * *

  2. Alas, but I do know how to spell abhorrent. For some reason I can’t get in there to edit.

  3. Huevos feature largely in my misleading Spanish phrases for American tourists.

    To ask the barman for a beer, it is traditional to close one eye and whisper –

    “Quiero pesar sus huevos con mis manos…”

    (I want to weigh your balls with my hands)

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