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Monday, July 24, 2006

But That's What Impeachment's For

Sen. Arlen Specter (R - PA) is drafting legislation allowing Congress to sue the President, making way for judicial reviw of President Bush's signing statements. Bush's signing statements are the President's way of signing a bill into law without actually following it. According to the AP, "Bush has issued at least 750 signing statements during his presidency, reserving the right to revise, interpret or disregard laws on national security and constitutional grounds."

Specter is right to be angry about the signing statements. But the remedy for a renegade President who won't follow laws he himself signed is impeachment and removal from office, not intervention by the courts in a political squabble.

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