Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ask the right *&!%% questions!

I watched/listened to a bunch of the Alito charade today. And I suspect that by the end of the process I will be so frustrated with the inability of the Democrats to get answers to the right questions that I will be ready to be fitted for a white jacket with extra-long sleeves.

Russ Feingold asked a fun question about who had been involved in prepping Alito for the hearings, but never followed up after Alito danced around it without answering. Here is a bit of advice, folks: be a bit more persistent. If the witness bobs and babbles, say "OK, but that wasn't my question. My question is ..." Repeat as needed.

Several Dems asked if he would agree that the Preznit is not above the law. He agreed, but the Senators seemed oblivious to the position now taken by the monarchists -- that the President can ignore statutory law and still follow their absurd, monarchist interpretation of Constitutional law. In other words, he (and they) define "the President is not above the law" as a tautology: in their view, it is impossible by definition for the President to break the law.

So, don't ask if the President is above the law: ask if the President is ever free to ignore or violate statutes passed by Congress. Ask for specific examples of ways in which a President would violate the the law as he defines it in the way he conducts a hypothetical war. If he answers a different question, ask again. If he dances and weaves, ask again. And keep asking until he friggin' answers.

5 Comments:

Blogger <-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

BLUEMEME/BLOOR '08

Or maybe just BLUEMEME '06.

Write and call your Senator about it, if you haven't already. I gave Ms. Feinstein and Ms.Boxer an earful and e-mails already. If you can't get through in Washington, call the local office.

And use the 'F' word. Filibuster.

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Northern Exposure DVD said...

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4:06 PM  
Blogger <-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

Well put, Northern Exposure DVD. A truer word was never spoke.

So has someone figured out a Bot that can beat word verification?

5:02 PM  
Blogger bluememe said...

Spam now nuked. What wankers.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Dr. Bloor said...

But I liked Northern Exposure.

And, I would also be honored to be on the ticket in '08--being elected to a job that has been compared to a bucket of warm spit sounds like a perfect cure for a mid-life crisis.

8:13 PM  

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