Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bush II

Remember during the campaign last year when Democrats fretted that John McCain would become another George Bush? This article, by Michael Doyle at McClatchy Newspapers, suggests that we're getting another George Bush anyway:

"President Barack Obama is morphing into George W. Bush, as administration attorneys repeatedly adopt the executive-authority and national-security rationales that their Republican predecessors preferred.

"In courtroom battles and freedom-of-information fights from Washington, D.C., to California, Obama's legal arguments repeatedly mirror Bush's: White House turf is to be protected, secrets must be retained and dire warnings are wielded as weapons."

Ironically, this works in favor of the State sovereignty movement by giving the lie to opponents' assertions that State sovereignty is a movement of disaffected Republicans intent on discrediting the Obama Administration.

The State sovereignty movement, as I have pointed out earlier, precedes President Obama by twelve years. In any event, Republicans don't have to try to discredit the President. His efforts speak for themselves.

Virtual buckeye to gordon gekko at taxmanblog.

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