Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Following up on JMM's post yesterday about the power of the president in a constitutional republic:

Senator Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican, told Ashcroft that "you are wise" not to offer an opinion "on the absolute, ultimate power of a president of the United States to protect the people of this country."

Much as I'd like to think the rest of Sen. Sessions' thought was, "...because your boss doesn't actually have absolute, ultimate power, and the whole house of cards might collapse if people figured that out", I rather suspect it wasn't.

These people don't want a president, they want a Sun King.

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