Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'
Bush said what?
GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.
"I don't give a goddamn," Bush retorted. "I'm the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way."
"Mr. President," one aide in the meeting said. "There is a valid case that the provisions in this law (The Patriot Act) undermine the Constitution."
"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face," Bush screamed back. "It's just a goddamned piece of paper!"
I've talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution "a goddamned piece of paper."
WTF? Didn't Bush place his right hand on the Holy Bible and promise to uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution? The fucking law of the fucking land?
If infact this happens to be true (its based on 'he said Bush said') then this alone should serve as grounds for impeachment.
It's not only that he called it a "goddammed piece of paper" but it's also that his actions in the last 5 years back up this disrespectful attitute. From shitting on US voters and getting appointed by the Supreme Court in 2000, to stealing another election with crappy voting machines in Ohio in 2004, to signing the Patriot Act, to using the Republican congress to force them to give up their constitutional powers to wage war over to the executive branch, to lying to the American people in the State of the Union address in 2003, to allowing CIA agents to have their identity revealed as a personal vendetta, etc. etc. Bush shows absolutely NO RESPECT FOR THE CONSTITUTION let alone any laws!
Impeach this jerk!
By the way, Happy Holidays! ;-)