Thursday, September 21, 2006

Public Service is Now Private According to BushCo

Bush’s retro government has more in common with Richard Nixon than a failed war turned into a no-win quagmire. Now the Bush administration asserts information about visitors to the White House should be protected under “deliberative process privilege”. This privilege allows the executive branch to seek advice and deliberate policy decisions in private without having to reveal the information under the Freedom of Information Act. The Justice Department argued this applied even to White House attendance logs.

Richard Nixon invoked a similar tactic, executive privilege to shield information from Congress or the courts under the pretext of getting candid advice. The parallels between the Bush and Nixon administrations are all too freaky for this high schooler during Tricky Dick’s days.

While Bush talks of a third awakening, it looks more like the second shade pulling. The light just can’t shine where it needs to ensure honest and ethical leadership. While Bush wants to be a Biblical level figure when history is written, he might want to chill out on the whole torture thing, unless George wants to look like Pontius Pilate.

Bush looks dictatorial as he waves his hand to shield information, orders the torturing of infidels, stamps out of dissent, uses violence to impose change, and meets only with throngs of strident supporters. Taken together these practices don’t bode well for a Christ like leadership experience. “In his name only” could be the mantra for the Bush administration as it pursues its dastardly deeds.

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