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.

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Responses

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

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  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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