Thursday, August 2, 2007
Advise and confront
What a surprise! President Bush says he won't allow his top adviser, Karl Rove, to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which had subpoenaed him for information on the U.S. attorney firings. The president is asserting executive privilege, a concept that is not in the Constitution but is a longtime tradition dating back to George Washington. This George W. Bush feller is getting out of hand, but this isn't the do-nothing Republican Congress he had a few months ago. Hopefully, our legislators will have the guts to take him on and protect the separation of powers.