Monday, September 05, 2005

The soft white under belly...

We hear today that Bush wants a yet unconfirmed nominate to the bench to be the Chief Justice. How intersting. In light of the fact that there are still a lot of questions regarding missing records as well as conflicts of interest regarding the allegations of torture in Guantanamo. What I find more intersting is that there is a growing movement to impeach Bush. As an untreated alcoholic, he is severely unqaulified to lead this country. The Iraq conflict, which is now about oil, and it's mounting death toll, are taking it's toll on this country. The public is finally waking up to the fact that we have been lied to, that the President is quite uncaring, and the reasons for invading iraq just keep changing. Add to that his obstinance in not answering a simple question from a grieving mother, and it's no wonder that his popularity numbers are the worst for any sitting President.

In all this activity, we have seen many behaviors that could easily be surmised as deliberate criminal acts, and so the impeachment petitions continue to gather names. In this regard, Bush has decided to protect himself by nominating Roberts as the Chief Justice. Why would he make such a choice over Scalia and Thomas? He picks a man who has yet to serve a minute on the Supreme Court to be it's Chief? The answer is found in the Constitution.

Section 3 of the Constitution, which concerns the Senate, states, "The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present."

The Chief Justice shall preside. Mere coincidence? We have seen in the Bush administration how loyalty figures much higher than experience. Hence the emergency response expert James Hewitt, former head of FEMA, was replaced with an Oklahoma lawyer and a campaign manger. The most glaring example is former Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge. It's not new in the Bush administration, or to his administration. But in this case, it looks more like a personal favor than an intelligent decision.


Blogger Bruce Larson*Moore said...

And so perhaps the "Good old Boy" system will be exposed to all the people for what it is, the fear to allow them to know and use the power they hold.

5/9/05 15:21  

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