Oaf of office

If you go over here, you'll find a fascinating article about a meeting that took place in the Oval Office a little over a month ago. Congressional leaders were, apparently, meeting with El Jefe, to talk about renewing the PATRIOT Act.

I urge you to read it all, but here's what we Blue Oyster Cult fans might refer to as the nexus of the crisis:

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

Yes sir. Now, about that pesky oath you took... you know, with your hand on the Bible in front of the little woman and the twins and your mom and pop and all those other people? You don't remember? You were on TV, and everyone was kissing your ass...? Yeah, I know you were pretty drunk, but still, maybe this will jog your recollection --

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
::snapping fingers:: No? Still nothing? Well, we'll try to get a videotape of that for you.

In the meantime, have another beer.

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