Sunday, May 31, 2009

 

The President's Power Worries

The President spent a good part of his introduction of Judge Sotomayor on her life story…which, while impressive, certainly has nothing on Justice Thomas’s in the feel-good department…which reminded me then about then-candidate Obama’s unkind words about Justice Thomas last August…which led me to rediscover this classic evaluation of our Chief Justice:

PASTOR RICK WARREN: How about John Roberts?
SEN. BARACK OBAMA: ….One of the most important jobs of, I believe, the Supreme Court is to guard against the encroachment of the executive branch on the other—the power of the other branches.
PASTOR RICK WARREN: OK.
SEN. BARACK OBAMA: And I think that he has been a little bit too willing and eager to give an administration, whether it’s mine or George Bush’s, more power than I think the Constitution originally intended.


So, to add to my still-as-of-yet unanswered random questions: Can anyone point toward a single executive power that George Bush claimed that Barack Obama has since renounced?

His erstwhile supporters have been of little help: Legal left cools toward Obama - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com

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