Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Specter Goes Insane

Specter Prepping Bill to Sue Bush:
"A powerful Republican committee chairman who has led the fight against President Bush's signing statements said Monday he would have a bill ready by the end of the week allowing Congress to sue him in federal court.

'We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president's acts declared unconstitutional,' Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said on the Senate floor."
Specter is out of his mind. Signing statements are not only constitutional, getting a court to declare them unconstitutional will likely fail. At the very least the issue would constitute a political question that courts shouldn't get into.

Anyway, what is so wrong with signing statements? They aren't part of the law, they are simply the president's interpretation of it when he signs it. So what. It would be akin to delivering a speech at the bill signing ceremony. Would Specter's bill seek to ban that? Specter is just another Senator so full of himself and drunk with his own power that he can't even allow the PRESIDENT to say anything about a bill he is signing, lest it upset his own super-duper interpretation of it. He's got to go.