Friday, August 03, 2007
Bush to Congress: "Please be my loyal servant!"
Memo to President Bush:
Congress is a separate branch of government; they do not exist to give in to your every whim. Quite the contrary, in fact.
That Congress has not come up with a bill "that (you) can sign" is shorthand for "they haven't caved to your demands". Come on; you know it; I know it; the world knows it. So let's stop pretending that someone doesn't. And your claims to have worked in good faith don't hold up while you're making such demands.
And frankly, we really have to compare the record here. You're incompetent. You can't work within the law to accomplish your job, and you can't ask Congress to change the law until your secret lawbreaking is exposed. We have to ask ourselves, who is more likely the one who is doing the right thing? Is it you, in making demands, or is it Congress, in drafting a bill?
Let's face it, Mr. President... you've demonstrated your incompetence so often, it's hard to imagine that Congress is doing worse than you.
I do, however, have to admire your chutzpah. You started this issue by breaking the law, committing numerous felonies. You're now claiming that the law must be changed, because of reasons you can't disclose, because it's gathering intelligence that you can't disclose, and is being used in ways that you can't disclose, but we should trust you.
Like we trusted you in Iraq, in the aftermath of Katrina, like those fools who trusted that you were a "compassionate conservative", or that you'd "reach across the aisle".
Let's be honest, Mr. President. You want the law changed to cover your own ass, don't you?