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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Friday, July 20, 2007

This Week In Totalitarianism...

"Executive privilege" (another of those phrases like "right to privacy" or "separation of church and state" not found in the Constitution, but one which Republicans like, at least when invoked by Republican presidents) apparently means never having to say you're sorry. Or anything else, for that matter.

I'll be interested to see how long these broad sweeping assertion of pharoanic powers for the executive branch last for Republicans during a Clinton, Obama or Edwards presidency.

UPDATE: Dubya has signed an executive order allowing him to seize everything you own if you criticize the war. No, seriously.

UPDATE 2: More thoughts on the executive order and its implications from Orcinus.

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