July 24, 2007

Much Ado About Nothing

I continue to be amazed by the ongoing circus over the removal of eight political appointeese that the Dems continue to milk for whatever political benefit can be had. U.S. Atorneys serve at the pleasure of the President who may replace them at any time for any reason or no reason. The Congress issues subpoenas and threatens contempt proceedings when executive privilege is invoked to shield discussions about removal of said political appointees, something which is squarely in the realm of the privilege and beyond serious debate. The Dems now "weigh" a call for the appointment of a special prosecutor . They face with the likelihood the President will direct the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia not to enforce contempt of Congress citations issued against current and former Administration officials. The situation does not merit a special prosecutor and is not a constitutional crisis. Instead, the impasse is the result of a structural protection for one branch of government which functions as a limitation on the others.

Posted by LMC at July 24, 2007 10:29 PM | TrackBack

In the spirit of John Conyers, I await the appointment of special counsel to investigate the influence of the ALCU, People for the American Way, NARAL, etc on Senate Democrats who have delayed votes on appellate judges to influence the decision of pending cases as well as the fillibuster of nominees.

Posted by: kmr at July 26, 2007 07:32 PM