Friday, January 19, 2007

Emperor? Maybe Not

Via Majikthise, the WaPo says that Bush is moving away from his maximalist vision of his own privileges. Among other things, the FISA court will once again have to rubber-stamp wiretap requests.

Not terribly surprising. While Bush and his flunkies have always believed they could get awa with anything, a lot of that really had to do with an ultimately-complicit congress and press corps. Absent those, the technical legal arguments begin to look a bit benuded.

Kinda like the Emperor himself, these days. Good thing he's in good shape, I suppose.

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