Wednesday, July 12, 2006

a succinct summary of the administration's governing policy

As expressed by Justice Department
Steven Bradbury in the Guantanamo detainees case:
The president is always right.
That's the total sum of the ruling philosophy for the de facto Bush Administration. Let me bring up a concept or two you might remember from your misspent days in high school history.

The Divine Right of Kings.

And to quote the Sun-King (not the Son-President) Louis XIV of France: "L'etat, c'est moi." Translation -- I am the State. Modern version: "The president is always right."

When the president is always right, what do we need with a Constitution? The president will tell us how we should organize ourselves. We don't need Congress, the president will give us our laws and decide how to spend our money. We don't need courts (at least, we only need criminal ones) because the president will tell us how to interpret the laws, just as he does with his signing statements.

And I'm sure Jeb will also always be right, once he is selected by the Supreme Court to succeed his brother.