Monday, February 06, 2006

Quote of the Week - Democratic Senator Russ Feingold

"I've seen some strange things in my life, but I cannot describe the feeling I had, sitting on the House floor during Tuesday's State of the Union speech, listening to the President assert that his executive power is, basically, absolute, and watching several members of Congress stand up and cheer him on."

"It was surreal and disrespectful to our system of government and to the oath that as elected officials we have all sworn to uphold. Cheering? Clapping? Applause? All for violating the law?"

US Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), on February 2, 2006

Feingold has been all over Attorney General Gonzo for "not being straight" with the Senate during his confirmation hearing a year ago when he appeared to try to avoid answering a question about whether the president could authorize warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens.

Gonzales said that it was impossible to answer such a hypothetical question but that it was "not the policy or the agenda of this president" [yeah, right] to authorize actions that conflict with existing law. He added that he would hope [hope?]to alert Congress if the president ever chose to authorize warrantless surveillance, according to a transcript of the hearing.

When it comes to blatant, in your face dishonesty and deceit, these Bush republican flat-worlders are in a class all by themselves.



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