Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bush v. Congress: my summary analysis

Some of you may be wondering why Congress is rejecting President Bush's self-styled "reasonable" offer to let Karl Rove and Harriet Miers testify before congress only on condition that they not be under oath and under conditions that prevent the public from ever finding out what was said.

Let me break this argument down to its essentials (I'm paraphrasing of course).

President to Congress and the public: "Trust us".

Congress to President: "Yeah, right".

For those of you who are interested in a rather more extensive analysis of the confrontation, as well as a thorough sampling of blogosphere reaction may I recommend Joe Gandelman's extensive post over at The Moderate Voice.

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