Saturday, July 21, 2007

You Have the Right to Remain Loquacious

For those of you hiding in a cave, the Bush Administration has ordered its aides not to testify before Congress regarding the attorney firing scandal. In response, Congress has threatened to hold the aides in contempt - the Administration, naturally, has requested that the Justice Department not pursue any contempt charges. So what's a Congress to do?

According to Frank Askin writing in the Post, Congress can arrest the aides themselves. How cool is that?

Of course, this wouldn't lead to actual Congresspeople breaking into the White House SWAT team-style and dragging away White House aides in a paddy wagon. They'd probably use the Capitol or D.C. police to make arrests in a more civilized fashion. But if you wish to entertain the thought of Nancy Pelosi busting into Chief of Staff Josh Bolten's office and cuffing him... I'm not stopping you.


Matthew B. Novak said...

So I just happened to watch Mr. Smith Goes to Washington tonight. Mel Gibson and Homer Simpson are right. I would have preferred it if it had turned into a shoot out.

Maybe it's the fear of people being impaled on a flagpole that allows the threat of fillibuster to stand in for actual fillibusters?

Matthew B. Novak said...

This of course was supposed to be a comment in response to your previous post of "If You're Gonna Do It..." but I'm an idiot and put it here instead.