Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Usurpation: Bush's Illegal Signing Statements

George W. Bush has written 1100 signing statements, nearly twice the 600 by all previous presidents combined. This imperial presidency exceeds Dick Cheney's post Nixonian wildest dreams.

Cheney has workedd for 30 years to restore the imperial presidency, says Charlie Savage of the Boston Glove, one of the main reporters of the abusive signing statements.

Here's the footage from Olbermann's Countdown. As legal scholar Jonathan Turley says, these statments attempt to provide legal cover for illegalities.