Thursday, March 06, 2008

King Feckless the First

I know it's beating a dead horse, but when an elegant beating takes place we can still marvel at the grace and style of it, however useless it may be.

So it is with Scott Horton's latest look at the logic of the Attorney General of the United States, Michael Mukasey. Cast your eyes on this gem from Jonathan Turley as quoted by Horton:
Mukasey was saying that lawyers could not be charged criminally because the president ordered them to commit the act — and that the president could not be charged criminally because lawyers told him he could do it.
Or as Horton phrases it himself:
It is not the law that is king in America. Rather it is the president who has assumed the royal prerogatives of the king. He does not serve the law and cannot be made to obey it, because he is the law. And if he directs others to disobey the law, then their conduct can likewise be no crime, because “the king can do no wrong.”
So this is where we are as the elections approach. Since when do Kings abdicate because of elections?


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