Doug Thompson of Capital Hill Blue reports that during a meeting of Republicans discussing the Patriot Act Bush said, "I don't give a goddam, I'm the President and Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way...Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It's just a goddamed piece of paper." This was apparently confirmed by at least three witnesses.
So there you have it. That's what your President thinks of the U.S. Constitution. Is it any wonder he violates it whenever he feels like? And of course he has toadies like Gonsalez and others who tell him he can do so because he is all powerful, citing very questionable interpretations of the law. By now it appears quite clear that he did overreach his authority when it comes to spying on American citizens. According to John Dean, who knows something about abuses of power, Bush has admitted to an impeachable offense. And there is more and more talk about impeachment. John Conyers has also suggested that Bush/Cheney be censured for what they did about 9/11. Bush knows he is in truly hot water, witness his attempt to silence the New York Times about this.
But will anything really happen? Are our Corporate masters fed up enough with Bush/Cheney to agree to finally take some action against them - like, maybe, force them to resign? After all, what else can possibly go wrong for this incompetent, criminal administration? Or will the Republicans, once again, close ranks and protect their war criminals and incompetents. This latest outrage against the Constitution and American law may be the straw that breaks it (god, how I hope so). Bush now has both feet firmly planted in do-do. Will he come out once again smelling like a rose? How much more is the American public willing to take?