Wednesday, November 29, 2006

MAYBE FREEDOM IS ON THE MARCH

Continuing with my "Let's Beat On The Dying Corpse Of The Bush Presidency Til It Stops Causing Harm" theme, a federal Judge struck down Bush's post-9/11 executive order which designated 27 groups as "specially designated global terrorists." Holding that the order was unconstitutionally vague, U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins rammed one more spear into the still-beating heart of America's Six Year Experiment in undemocratic governance known as The Bush Adminstration.

One thing I find interesting here is the timing of the decision:
The judge's ruling was a reversal of her own tentative findings last July in which she indicated she would uphold wide powers asserted by Bush under an anti-terror financing law. She delayed her ruling then to allow more legal briefs to be filed.
We'll never know if she deliberately delayed things to allow for a final adjudication after the November Elections, perhaps hoping a change in public perception regarding Bush's "mandate to fight terror with any & all weapons" would shelter her decision from the piercing winds, sleet & hail of the Administration Bullshit Storm.

Either way, another step forward, as Bush continues to step backwards on his wild tour of PR gaffes and botched diplomacy in Eastern Europe.

The worm continues to turn.

2 Comments:

Blogger DED said...

We'll never know if she deliberately delayed things to allow for a final adjudication after the November Elections, perhaps hoping a change in public perception regarding Bush's "mandate to fight terror with any & all weapons" would shelter her decision from the piercing winds, sleet & hail of the Administration Bullshit Storm.

Yeah, that'd be my guess. Wanted to see which way the wind the was blowing after the election.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Or maybe waited so as not to give extra ammo to the Bullshit Storm before the election. In other words, not committing "A Kerry."

And you know what?

{Checks to make sure no one's looking}

Good.

1:44 PM  

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