Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Federal Judge Takes Ball, Goes Home

He was probably pissed off at all the time he'd wasted sitting by the phone waiting to authorize wiretaps.

A federal judge [U.S. District Judge James Robertson] has resigned from the court that oversees government surveillance in intelligence cases in protest of President Bush's secret authorization of a domestic spying program, according to two sources.

He's not the only one who's mad, according to an anonymous source: "What I've heard some of the judges say is they feel they've participated in a Potemkin court." Well, why wouldn't a Potemkin President have a Potemkin court?

Scott McClellan expresses the bewilderment of the Administration at the anger:
"We've already briefed the leadership and the leaders of the relevant committees," McClellan said, "and the attorney general's going back talking to additional members about this so that they do have a better understanding of this authorization and what it's designed to do and how it is narrowly tailored and limited in how it's used."

The President has everything under control. He's made a law, interpreted its applicability and Constitutionality, and has been executing it. And he took the time to explain to the Legislative Branch that they are irrelevant.

Perhaps if Bush were to sit down with the Judicial Branch and explain their irrelevance to them, they wouldn't feel so bad. Except the liberals. They always have to be upset about something.

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