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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:24 PM
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Bush Grants Self Permission To Grant More Power To Self
Bush Grants Self Permission To Grant More Power To Self
August 1, 2006 | Issue 4231

WASHINGTON, DCIn a decisive 10 decision Monday, President Bush voted to grant the president the constitutional power to grant himself additional powers.

"As president, I strongly believe that my first duty as president is to support and serve the president," Bush said during a televised address from the East Room of the White House shortly after signing his executive order. "I promise the American people that I will not abuse this new power, unless it becomes necessary to grant myself the power to do so at a later time."

The Presidential Empowerment Act, which the president hand-drafted on his own Oval Office stationery and promptly signed into law, provides Bush with full authority to permit himself to authorize increased jurisdiction over the three branches of the federal government, provided that the president considers it in his best interest to do so.

"In a time of war, the president must have the power he needs to make the tough decisions, including, if need be, the decision to grant himself even more power," Bush said. "To do otherwise would be playing into the hands of our enemies."
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more: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/51140
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:27 PM
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1. Well, if that doesn't redefine "self-serving", what does?




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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:28 PM
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2. The Onion is beginning to make too much sense these days
RWNuts are going to start believing them... RW candidates will begin siting them in campaign ads... welcome to Bizarro World!
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:32 PM
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3. I remember Nixon arguing he had an obligation to protect the presidency
In the end, he gave up and let "the tapes" go. It ruined Cheney's and Rumsfeld's early careers and they've never gotten over it.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:33 PM
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4. The Sad part is IMHO he believes he CAN do this.
:grr:

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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:44 PM
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5. I'm Gonna send this....
to my freeper brother in law, I'll bet he thinks it's a good idea... :rofl:
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:48 PM
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6. I'm reminded of Mel Brooks' famous line:
"Heil myself!"
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