Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Gonzales to judical branch - screw you

Perhaps to justify the recent spate of White House purges within the federal judiciary, Gonzales tells the judiciary they are irrelevant in the system of checks and balances. He trots out the tired canard about "activist judges" and tells them "they undermine the rule of law that strengthens our democracy" by insisting the administration comply with it.

In describing the criteria the White House uses in its nominations to the bench, he has this to say.
“We want to determine whether he understands the inherent limits that make an unelected judiciary inferior to Congress or the president in making policy judgments,” Gonzales says in the prepared speech. “That, for example, a judge will never be in the best position to know what is in the national security interests of our country.”
In other words, only compliant toadies like myself need apply. Of course what more could one expect from a guy who wrote the briefs condoning torture, considers the Geneva conventions quaint and whose job it is to curry favor from a boss who has stated the Constitution is just a god-damned piece of paper.
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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's funny to consider these statements in light of Gonzales' announcement that the Justice Department will now listen to our phones under judicial oversight of some sort.

Maybe they think that if they just rant and rave enough we will all be so confused that they can get away with anything.

7:11:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I think it's working Fogg. They have me in terminal vertigo right now. So many outrages. So little time.

7:21:00 PM  

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