Bush Backhands Congressional Democrats

(Associated Press) President Bush invoked executive privilege Monday to deny requests by Congress for testimony from two former aides about the firings of federal prosecutors. The White House, however, did offer again to make former counsel Harriet Miers and one-time political director Sara Taylor available for private, off-the-record interviews.

In a letter to the heads of the House and Senate Judiciary panels, White House counsel Fred Fielding insisted that Bush was acting in good faith and refused lawmakers' demand that the president explain the basis for invoking the privilege.

That letter can be read @ the White House Website:
'We are aware of no authority by which a congressional committee may 'direct' the Executive''...

It’s amazingly sarcastic in tone. Although, professionally worded. It points out several omissions from the congressional request for testimony sent by Patrick Leahy.

The sarcasm is well deserved given that this entire sham of a scandal is pure political histrionics on the part of the wily Democrats. -They have no agenda; they’re unwilling to cut funding for the war in Iraq, they have no plan to combat global terrorism, their approval ratings are worse off then President Bush; They’re corruption seems to have exceeded that of the republicans; So all they have to cling to is a few fired attorneys.