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  •  the public trust (2+ / 0-)
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    linkage, cgirard

    an interesting phrase..  The problem with hanging around dKos is you probably have a pretty strong idea what "the public trust" means.  But the real problem is that people on the other side have exactly the same confidence that their idea of "the public trust", which is 180 degrees different than yours, is the only correct definition as well.

    I am pretty much convinced Bush & Co. did all they did in office in pursuit of their idea of what the public trust is.  Is that malfeasance? No.  Did they stretch the laws and the Constitution? Yes!  But it was Congress's job to stand up to the Bush admin.. they did nothing.  Ignored subpoenas?  Where was the next step of going to the Supreme Court?  We have had a Dem Congress for over 2 years now that has sat on its hands and did nothing.

    So, I think all of this talk of crimes and criminal investigations is pure silliness.  The country finally said enough when they elected Obama.  Move on and hope Obama puts policies and procedures in place to prevent future abuses.

    But let's get real here..  Congress and Obama are not very likely to do anything that will reduce the powers of the Presidency now that a Dem holds that office.

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

    by Skeptical Bastard on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 07:08:45 AM PST

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    •  the senior administration officials (1+ / 0-)
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      enough already

      who should be under indictment are the people who were junior officials under Nixon, Reagan, and Bush I and got a free pass 'so the country can move forward'.

      Anyone who thinks that senior Administration officials should be immune to the consequences of their breaking the law is saying that we need people like that back in power after the public forgets.

      How well did the last few years work out?

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      by alizard on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 09:57:40 PM PST

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