Wednesday, March 21, 2007

from "Executive Privilege is a Dodge"...

by Tony Snow, yes, the current White House Press Secretary penned the below, nearly a decade ago, as an op-ed for the St. Louis Dispatch, and what we hear today is little more than another Snow job from Tony. The below is from his piece called...

"Executive Privilege is a Dodge"

"Evidently, Mr. Clinton wants to shield virtually any communications that take place within the White House compound on the theory that all such talk contributes in some way, shape or form to the continuing success and harmony of an administration. Taken to its logical extreme, that position would make it impossible for citizens to hold a chief executive accountable for anything. He would have a constitutional right to cover up.

Chances are that the courts will hurl such a claim out, but it will take time. One gets the impression that Team Clinton values its survival more than most people want justice and thus will delay without qualm. But as the clock ticks, the public's faith in Mr. Clinton will ebb away for a simple reason: Most of us want no part of a president who is cynical enough to use the majesty of his office to evade the one thing he is sworn to uphold -- the rule of law."

Tony Snow
March, 1998

Ah, cynics and the folks who love them. Tony Snow hit the nail right on the head when he wrote of upholding the "majesty" of office, and how those words may now come back to haunt him. One can only hope that Mr. Snow, and his benefactors, are made to feast on his above opinion piece, and pony up to its irony.

Oh, and what is the line from that John Lennon song, "Happiness is a warm gun;" this gun's not just warm, it's smoking.