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 Post subject: What Would the Constitution Framers Say?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:30 pm 
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[url=http://www.newshounds.us/2007/03/22/snow_tells_fox_morning_show_congress_has_no_oversight_over_white_house.php]Snow Tells Fox Morning Show: Congress Has No Oversight Over White House
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Beating back the firestorm over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, allegedly for prosecuting too many Republicans and not enough Democrats, must be high on the White House agenda because the Fox News morning show devoted a big chunk of its first hour to reinforcing GOP talking points. With videos.

The most striking part of the more than 10 minutes of coverage came when White House spokesman and former Fox News employee Tony Snow claimed, "Congress doesn't have any legitimate oversight responsibility on the White House."

No oversight of the White House? Congress has no right to check the president's actions? What a surprise to the framers of the Constitution that would be!


"Fox and Friends" co-host Gretchen Carlson "interviewed" Snow, beginning with the suggestion that it's all the Democrats' fault because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wanted to get along with George Bush. She also repeated, as a "question," the White House talking point that if Bush aides had to testify under oath before Congress, aides would be inhibited from giving Bush frank advice.

Nor did Carlson press Snow on why Bush will not allow even a transcript to be kept of what his White House aides said if they spoke with members of Congress in private. He stressed that it's against the law to lie to Congress, with or without an oath, but Carlson's failure to follow up about the transcript issue allowed Snow to dodge the issue of how Congress could prove someone lied if they had no record -- except imperfect recollections -- of what was said.


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Tony Snow is a hypocritical lying sack of dog shit. That is why he was hired. :P

How times have changed. As Glenn Greenwald first noted, Snow had a much different view of executive privilege in 1998, when President Clinton was using it to resist having his aides testify in the midst of the Monica Lewinsky saga. On 3/29/98, Snow published an op-ed titled, “Executive Privilege is a Dodge”:

Evidently, Mr. Clinton wants to shield virtually any communications that take place within the White House compound on the theory that all such talk contributes in some way, shape or form to the continuing success and harmony of an administration. Taken to its logical extreme, that position would make it impossible for citizens to hold a chief executive accountable for anything. He would have a constitutional right to cover up.

Chances are that the courts will hurl such a claim out, but it will take time.

One gets the impression that Team Clinton values its survival more than most people want justice and thus will delay without qualm. But as the clock ticks, the public’s faith in Mr. Clinton will ebb away for a simple reason: Most of us want no part of a president who is cynical enough to use the majesty of his office to evade the one thing he is sworn to uphold — the rule of law......

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/03/21/ton ... privilege/

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but obviously that same rule of law doesn't apply to a gop/neocon president.

typical lying bullshit that spews from the bushicons.

i wouldn't be able to physically restrain myself if i were talking face to face with the huiman piece of garbage call tony snow.

you guys would have to raise some bail money for me.

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Obviously, Snow does the job he was hired to do. Is his name really Snow, or is that his description?

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The Framers would say they needed a 500 year lifespan because all us complete idiots dropped the ball and cant understand their true intent. TONY SNOWJOB. Well if Tony didnt understand Lawlessness he shore is getting a lesson in it now, Have you guys noticed he dosent look healthy like he did before he took the job. Being right next to pure evil takes its toll on a feller.


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It does indeed...Tony Snow's cancer has returned...

ATTENTION, TONY SNOW by Jesse Richard, editor of TV News Lies

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Catherine wrote:
It does indeed...Tony Snow's cancer has returned..


It's all that Darkside radiation flowing out of Bush and Cheney, remember the Emperor.

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