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Saturday, June 23, 2007

So, the office of the president doesn't belong to the executive branch either

i have to ask myself if bush's response here is simply a statement of the original intent or something designed to attempt to cover cheney's flabby white ass...
The White House said Friday that, like Vice President Dick Cheney's office, President Bush's office is not allowing an independent federal watchdog to oversee its handling of classified national security information.

An executive order that Bush issued in March 2003 — amending an existing order — requires all government agencies that are part of the executive branch to submit to oversight. Although it doesn't specifically say so, Bush's order was not meant to apply to the vice president's office or the president's office, a White House spokesman said.


"We don't dispute that the ISOO [Information Security Oversight Office] has a different opinion. But let's be very clear: This executive order was issued by the president, and he knows what his intentions were," [White House spokesman Tony Fratto] said. "He is in compliance with his executive order."

well, yeah, he didn't SAY so, but, ya know, ya kinda gotta read between the lines, dontcha know... after all, we all know that the law is ultimately up to the prez, never mind what words are actually written on the piece of paper... they're just a formality...

so, obviously, if it suits them, they just make it up... mark my words, it isn't much longer before the white house will be telling us, when challenged, that they don't HAVE to provide an explanation...

how much more of this can the country be expected to stand before we finally move to toss these bastards out...? it's now to the point where saying they're lawless and out of control is a serious understatement... they gotta go...

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