“The question is, ‘Who ought to make that decision, the Congress or the commanders?,’’ Mr. Bush said. “As you know, my position is clear – I’m the commander guy.”
Yes, it would be unfortunate if Congress, the people’s branch of government, actually had some voice in policy-making. Mr. Bush has a profoundly perverted notion of his office and role in a democratically governed republic.
One must wonder what George H.W. taught George W. about the Constitution when he was young. Was it something troublesome, keeping the best of Kennebunkport from ruling unfettered? Sr. (#41, for those counting presidents) never struck me as having a complete disregard for the founding principles of the country.
Maybe it’s simply a matter of delusion. Perhaps, in his mind, George W. Bush is really just Commander Guy, fighting for what’s right with Veto Boy, whom he seldom pulls from a secret compartment in his pants, because people actually believe in the imperial presidency.
“Gee willickers, Commander Guy,” Veto Boy squeals in Mr. Bush’s mind as he gazes out at the White House Press corp, “these people disagree with us. It’s a crime against nature!”
“You’re right, Veto Boy,” the president murmers to himself, and it’s all downhill from there….
<p><strong>Bonus Link:</strong> Eugene Robinson at <em>The Washington Post</em> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/03/AR2007050301641.html">explores more of the sloppy thinking from the same speech</a>, which exemplifies the perplexing nonsense issuing from the President's mouth. </p> <!-- technorati tags start --><p style="text-align:right;font-size:10px">Technorati Tags: <a href="http://www.technorati.com/tag/Bush" rel="tag">Bush</a>, <a href="http://www.technorati.com/tag/Iraq" rel="tag">Iraq</a>, <a href="http://www.technorati.com/tag/ReallyDumb" rel="tag">ReallyDumb</a></p><!-- technorati tags end -->