This article by John Dean pretty much sums up what could be the end of America. Being a realist I fully expect the worst. Congress has not shown enough spine to stand up to the king so far.
"In short, the Bush White House is not bluffing with this act of defiance. Rather, the White House truly wants to test, and attempt to expand, presidential power. Bush's White House is ready, willing, and able to play hardball. Indeed, the White House may actually be trying to bait the House Judiciary Committee and the House of Representatives into voting to deem Ms. Miers in contempt of congress."
(h/t Crooks & Liars)