As Bush attempts to stabilize his crashing economy, we are witness to the final chapter of a period of
perverse and dishonest leadership that has used its own crises to justify the expansion of its own power.
This little boy came to office on promises of modesty -- who championed a "humble nation," scorned nation
building and promised a more limited role for government in the lives of its citizens. Then he presided over a
six-year attempt to tear down and rebuild the nations of Afghanistan and Iraq, and now has embarked on the
most profound expansion of the federal government's role in the private economy since the Depression.
In both cases, the pattern is the same. Ineptitude led to crisis; crisis then became the argument for the
radical expansion of executive power. The administration insisted that it exercise its new authority with
a minimum of scrutiny by Congress, the courts or the public...
These troubles are about more than a president who is unfaithful to his word. Bush has transformed the
balance of power in our government. We are seeing the erection of an imperial presidency, immune from
oversight when it fights terrorists and when it rescues banks."
Bush is immune from oversight because the wet-my-pants Democrats allow him to break the law.
If we could get rid of useless, enabler-dregs like Pelosi, Reid and Leahy we could get our country back.