Saturday, October 07, 2006

Le Loi, C'est Moi

George "The law is what I say it is" Bush has attached another one of his signing statements -- this time to Congress's revamping of FEMA -- asserting his right to ignore parts of the legislation he does not wish to follow:

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 this week.

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.

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