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calendar   Wednesday - March 21, 2007

A Man of Character

This whole deal with the firing of 9 US attorneys is really getting on my nerves.  I know, I should expect the Donks to take any and every opportunity to stick it to the President, but this is getting just a little too out of hand.

The President gave a good offer for his enemies to get the information they say they seek, and they dismissed it out of hand, showing (again) their true colors.  They are no more interested in finding out what went on (which, by the way is nothing since these folks serve at the President’s pleasure) then in seeing pigs fly.

Bush Warns Dems to Take Offer in Firings
Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A defiant President Bush warned Democrats Tuesday to accept his offer to have top aides testify about the firings of federal prosecutors only privately and not under oath or risk a constitutional showdown from which he would not back down.
Democrats’ response to his proposal was swift and firm: They said they would start authorizing subpoenas as soon as Wednesday for the White House aides.

Bush, in a late-afternoon statement at the White House, said, “We will not go along with a partisan fishing expedition aimed at honorable public servants. ... I have proposed a reasonable way to avoid an impasse.”

He added that federal prosecutors work for him and it is natural to consider replacing them. “There is no indication that anybody did anything improper,” the president said.

The president cast the offer as virtually unprecedented and a reasonable way for Congress to get all the information it needs about the matter.

“If the Democrats truly do want to move forward and find the right information, they ought to accept what I proposed,” Bush said. “If scoring political points is the desire, then the rejection of this reasonable proposal will really be evident for the American people to see.”

Bush said he would aggressively fight in court any attempt to subpoena White House aides.

“If the staff of a president operated in constant fear of being hauled before various committees to discuss internal deliberations, the president would not receive candid advice and the American people would be ill-served,” he said. “I’m sorry the situation has gotten to where it’s got, but that’s Washington, D.C., for you. You know there’s a lot of politics in this town.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is leading the Senate probe into the firings, spoke dismissively of the deal offered by the White House:


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/21/2007 at 02:41 PM   
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