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Tuesday, July 25

Sue d'bastard!

I cackle gleefully as I see that at least ONE of my elected officials is getting as pissed off as I am. And yes, I know the Repubes tend to cut his legs out from under Spector every chance they get, but with a choice or Spector or Santorum...I mean, really......

WASHINGTON (AP) - A powerful Republican committee chairman who has led the fight against President Bush's signing statements said Monday he would have a bill ready by the end of the week allowing Congress to sue him in federal court.

"We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president's acts declared unconstitutional," Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said on the Senate floor.

Specter's announcement came the same day that an American Bar Association task force concluded that by attaching conditions to legislation, the president has sidestepped his constitutional duty to either sign a bill, veto it, or take no action.

Bush has issued at least 750 signing statements during his presidency, reserving the right to revise, interpret or disregard laws on national security and constitutional grounds.

The President had chosen not to veto legislation with which he disagreed--thus giving Congress a chance to override his veto--but simply to assert his right to ignore the law - Sound passive-aggressive to anyone else? I won't veto it so you can't vote on it and force me to accept it, nyah, nyah, nyah (oh, and you can multiply that by 750 - that's right seven hundred and fifty - times. In only 6 years more than every other president combined)

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