Sunday, June 04, 2006

"I don't believe in focus groups."

REUTERS/Larry Downing

American Bar Association calls "foul" on the Preznit's signing statements.

WASHINGTON -- The board of governors of the American Bar Association voted unanimously yesterday to investigate whether President Bush has exceeded his constitutional authority in reserving the right to ignore more than 750 laws that have been enacted since he took office.

I don't know what impact it will have, but it's nice to know that somebody's paying attention, albeit ex post facto. Of course, with Arlen Specter as the last stop, anything the ABA votes on is moot.

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, promised to hold a hearing on Bush's use of signing statements.

How reassuring.