Saturday, October 07, 2006

no qualifications needed, and we don't need no oversight either

De facto President George W. "Unitary Executive" Bush again used a signing statement to undermine Congressional intent. This time, he rejects the idea that the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be required to have certain qualifications.

Guess I could agree. Why should the FEMA Director be qualified and competent when the Decider-in-Chief doesn't have to be?

Oh, Bush also claimed the right "to edit or withhold reports to Congress by a watchdog agency within the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for protecting Americans' personal privacy."

Gosh, wouldn't lawmaking be so much easier if Congress weren't involved?


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