July 27, 2007

Hear, hear!

Exactly. From this morning's NYT letters to the editor:

Re “Defying the Imperial Presidency” (editorial, July 26):

The House Judiciary Committee, by voting to hold Harriet E. Miers, the former White House counsel, and Joshua B. Bolten, President Bush’s chief of staff, in contempt, did what the Constitution demanded of it. It reclaimed its oversight responsibilities, which this imperial presidency refuses to recognize.

But before we become too intoxicated by this reaffirmation of our democratic principles, let us not forget that all 17 Republican members of this committee voted against holding these two in contempt.

This is an invitation, perhaps, for the voting public to hold the Republicans in contempt when Election Day arrives in November 2008.

Morris Roth

Fort Lee, N.J., July 26, 2007


texex said...

I've often pondered why these people deny all sense of justice and consideration to what's right for America and humanity in general to follow blindly along party lines. For the life of me, I can't see how shredding the Constitution, creating unjust wars, looting the treasury, and following lunatics is going to further their careers or better America.

We used to have civil discourse, advice and consent, and compromise between political parties in the U.S. but that all changed for the worse in about '94 when politics got mixed with theocracy. Now it's like you can never take the dirt out of the dirty water.

Nope. Just can't figure it out.

Anonymous said...

We can only hope that it sinks in hard to the American public before the election and we have a good candidate they can handle.