Bush Invokes Executive Privilege

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Oh yes, it really happened: Bush invoked Executive Privilege to deny Congress testimony from former White House Aides.

President Bush invoked executive privilege Monday to deny requests by Congress for testimony from two former aides about the firings of federal prosecutors.

The White House, however, did offer again to make former counsel Harriet Miers and one-time political director Sara Taylor available for private, off-the-record interviews.

Source: law.com

Off the record interviews… Can’t imagine why folks aren’t jumping at that. After Scooter Libby lied under oath to a Grand Jury, I’d expect an honest discussion. Maybe over a cup of coffee.

I want nothing less than on the record testimony under oath with the very real threat of perjury handing over these people. Full Stop.

This one is going to get hot.

Retorted House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers: “Contrary what the White House may believe, it is the Congress and the courts that will decide whether an invocation of executive privilege is valid, not the White House unilaterally,” the Michigan Democrat said in a statement.

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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

10 Replies to “Bush Invokes Executive Privilege”

  1. Congress needs to start chopping Bush’s money.

    Congress controls the funds, the American people are sick of Bush and they want him brought down.

    Congress needs to take it to Bush and fight the political and Constitutional battle.

    Time for Congress to roid up, do the EPO injection, take the packed red cell transfusion, the cortisone creme, and start toying with Bush the way Riis toyed in 96 on Huatacam.

  2. Did you really expect anything else??

    Bush has resisted all attempts at holding his administration accountable for anything except “keeping us safe from terrorists”. Il Duce lives at 1600.

  3. Bush & his cronies make Nixon & crew look like fucking choir boys.
    While a greater percentage of Americans are finally starting to see through the Bush regimes insidious machinations, the damage has been irrevocably done. Mission accomplished.
    If you are not in that elite 0.1% you will not benefit by anything being done but one way or another you will pay for how its being done.

  4. Culimerc, aside from exhibiting the military prowess of Custer, Il Duce was well known for getting the trains to run on time. Mussolini was the redheaded stepchild of the axis powers, and yet he could still run circles around Dubya. Christ, Ford was perceived as so stupid that he was a physical comedy gag on “Saturday Night Live,” and he was about as bright as Homer Simpson. And Ford combined with Quayle were STILL smarter than Dubya.

    If anybody in recent history was Mussolini, it’s Giuliani, and gee – what a surprise – not only is the stronzo a racist, Arthur Ravenel, jr, the co-chair of his South Carolina campaign, is a raging racist idiot. Why not change the motto of the GOP to “The Republican Party – So retarded, even a racist caveman can do it.”

  5. yeah, but i think they may be smart enough to figure that they couldn’t get away with commuting the sentences of any more underlings convicted of perjury. that’ll probably only work once. although it’s too bad that it even worked this time. so, they’ll avoid the situation entirely. let’em write a book instead.

  6. Stronzo. Wow, I haven’t heard that one since my Sicilian grandmother died. Good choice of words for these guys.

  7. About two weeks ago, I was sent a link to this blog about cycling. I found a humorous perspective and quickly bookmarked the site. Now, I’m seeing political commentary. There are enough rants and opinions out there as it is. I look at cycling pages for fun. Pardon my ignorance about the history of this blog, but you should consider starting another blog and keep the fun going on this site. Oh well, have a nice life. Un-bookmarked.

  8. David Headrick should consider dislodging his head from his ringpiece so he can stick it back in the sand.

    I guess we’re all poorer for his dismissal of DrunkCyclist; for we shall never know his keen insights into what he finds fun besides his bellybutton lint.

  9. What can I say really? If you’ve been reading this shit for the last six years, you know it isn’t easily categorized as a “bike” site. Or anything else for that matter.

    And why be a bike site anyway? There are several quite good ones with full time employees, offices, budgets, people at races snapping pics, taking notes and interviewing people. How the hell am I going to compete with the likes of Cyclingnews.com when they’re worth millions?


    This site is worth twelve dollars.

    Now that its more than just me writing there are many more perspectives from folks living all over the world. Most are in the US, but Bike Punk is in Germany. He’s in an entirely different bike market.

    Shit, I used to be a porn site. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    — This just had to add this: This country is so fucked at the moment: War, Bush, Cheney, the right tilt to the Supreme Court… To think we’re not going to talk about all this… We’re going to fucking talk about it. On this site. —

  10. David Headrick is a simple bitch. Plain and fucking simple. He just wants to read funny shit about cycling? great – welcome to the clubhouse. He wants to bitch about your politics, or anything else not to his liking? And he has the balls to suggest that DrunkCyclist change to suit a corn-studded loaf who doesn’t leave his email address? All I can say is that I hope the little fuck jaywalks in New York City. Othe East Side of Midtown Manhattan. I’d love to cross-check him so hard his ancestors will feel it.

    Our country has survived McCarthyism, Westmoreland, bellbottom jeans, Reagan-Bush, and far worse. Democracy is more than a spectator sport – it is a fucking war. You either fight, or some manipulative asshole is going to make sure that you get used like ice packs at a gang bang.

    Big Jonny, I’m with ya, brother. Forget about the mamalukes like David Headrick, and fight the good fight.