Thursday, July 03, 2008

Yo, Democrats: This is How it's Done

crossposted 3 july 2008 at firedoglake


Dear Democrats, this is how it’s done:

Froomkin = One. Of. Us. quoting Robert Brodsky, on Webb’s reaction to Bush trying to drag his feet on the Webb-McCaskill Truman Commission on war profiteering:

“Shortly after signing the defense authorization, Bush issued a signing statement that said he did not have to abide by four provisions in the legislation, including the one creating the commission.

At the time, Bush said the provisions could inhibit his ‘ability to carry out his constitutional obligations to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, to protect national security, to supervise the executive branch, and execute his authority as commander in chief.’

Webb immediately pushed back, criticizing the statement as an ‘impingement on the rights’ of Congress and said the Senate would ‘march forward in an expeditious manner’ to create the panel.

Webb’s office said the White House seems to have dropped its objections and plans to cooperate with the panel. . .”

Any questions?

photo by waldoj

1 comment:

WindHarps said...

He definitely stands out as a beacon. If only more of them would mirror his stances, hope would grow exponentially.