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#1 11 years ago

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061005/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_privacy

Anybody want to make a bet on how many times he oversteps congress? I say at least twice more.

WASHINGTON- President Bush, again defying Congress, says he has the power to edit the Homeland Security Department's reports about whether it obeys privacy rules while handling background checks, ID cards and watchlists.

So basically he is just saying the hell with all of you, I'm going to "edit" things whether you like it or not. Anyone else see a problem with this besides me? I'm tired of this "my way or the highway" bullshit...

But Bush, in a signing statement attached to the agency's 2007 spending bill, said he will interpret that section "in a manner consistent with the President's constitutional authority to supervise the unitary executive branch."

Can somebody translate that for me please?

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said it's appropriate for the administration to know what reports go to Congress and to review them beforehand.

Appropriate to review, not edit. :rolleyes:

Bush, for example, said he'd disregard a requirement that the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency must have at least five years experience and "demonstrated ability in and knowledge of emergency management and homeland security."

...and look how well that turned out. Doin' a good job, Brownie!




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#2 11 years ago

Im' somewhat confuzzled by just what this means, but if it means what I think it means then it is one of the things I'm gonna have to disagree witht he president on. Nobody has the right to edit a report unless of course they are editing it with factual information.




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#3 11 years ago

It means he can do what he wants, like he usually does anyway.




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#4 11 years ago
SupaStarAsh;3263107It means he can do what he wants, like he usually does anyway.

Oh yes, he does whatever he wants and has absolutely no checks on his powers at all. That is why every law he has ever attempted to pass has passed and no one opposes him at all.:rolleyes:




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#5 11 years ago
SupaStarAsh;3263107It means he can do what he wants, like he usually does anyway.

Because every law he puts forward is passed.




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#6 11 years ago

Yet, he still has the power to edit security reports?




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#7 11 years ago

Quite frankly, I want to know more about this so called editing before I make any judgements.




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#8 11 years ago

When Bush was elected the second time, he said that he will do everything he can at all costs to protect us and eliminate terrorists, even if he loses the support of the citizens, and even if everyone thinks he's wrong.

Do i think he's right? No, but his determination is admirable nonetheless.




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#9 11 years ago

I agree with Ma Deuce that some clarification as to what and how far this editing invovles.

But, these security reports are more than likely to be used as evidence for one thing or another. Isn't the idea that someone can edit evidence as they wish without real checks scary enough?




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#10 11 years ago

So Bush can pretty much just make shit up now to make himself look good. Isn't that just wonderfull? I am honestly saying this man is a dictator, he has no checks on his power what so ever. He does whatever he wants, whenever he wants it. He has rigged our Supreme Court to side with his radical views (Which we can't fix for at least 10 more years), releases state secrets to backup his views, and has congress do what little things he can't do already.

Not to mention, Al Gore won the popular vote, not Bush. He should be our leader.