Thursday, January 06, 2005

The excuse some Democratic Senators are offering for rolling over on the Gonzales nomination is the tradition of giving the president wide latitude in cabinet appointments. Or so I hear from their own mouths and the "liberal" media.

So how old is this tradition? Was it around in 1989, for the John Tower confirmation hearings?

Gonzales is up for confirmation as Attorney General, responsible for seeing to the enforcement of the laws -- and the author of a legal memo saying that there are no legal constraints of any kind on what the President can do, or authorize others to do. All Tower was accused of was being a drunk.

This is even shabbier than the Democrat's "traditional" weakness on defense...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why are Democrats so shabby?

1:11 PM  
Blogger charles said...

I meant that the phony "traditions" were shabby, not the Democrats -- though letting this kind of nonsense go unchallenged is a pretty shabby political effort...

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright, but that doesn't answer my question. So why are the Democrats rolling over on the Gonzalez nomination? You previously wrote, "The party is only as weak on this issue as it chooses to let the Republicans make it. Which, as for other issues, seems to be pretty damn weak..." My question is: why is it choosing to be so weak?

6:35 AM  
Blogger charles said...

I wish I knew.

11:48 AM  

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