Thursday, August 02, 2007

Same as it ever was

Dan Froomkin nicely lays out the sequence in which Karl Rove's claim of unlimited immunity from testifying before Congress about his activities is rooted in a memo written by William Rehnquist for Richard Nixon -- that would be later Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who put George Bush in power with the Bush vs Gore decision, and of course his then boss, Richard "If the President does it, it's legal" Nixon, himself the precedent for Bush's claim of unlimited executive authority. But Nixon had the decency to resign.

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