Politics G-Dubya: Freedoms Fighter
posted by October 27 at 11:06 AMon
Recently defending his freedom to ignore Congress: (Via Crooks and Liars, and the Washington Post)
President Bush reserved the right to ignore key changes in Congress’s overhaul of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — including a requirement to appoint someone with experience handling disasters as the agency’s head — in setting aside dozens of provisions contained in a major homeland security spending bill [October 7th].
And flipping the bird to all those stiffs in suits who wanna put him in a box.
Besides objecting to Congress’s list of qualifications for FEMA’s director, the White House also claimed the right to edit or withhold reports to Congress by a watchdog agency within the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for protecting Americans’ personal privacy.
The standards for the FEMA director were inspired by criticism of former FEMA chief Michael D. Brown’s performance after Hurricane Katrina last year. Brown, a lawyer and judge of Arabian horses, had no experience in disaster response before joining FEMA.
Fuck you, congress.
And fuck you too, box.