Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Setting new records for glibness

The New York Times is reporting that Dear Leader's legal minions are actually weighing whether or not to recommend that he issue a "signing statement" asserting that he doesn't have to abide by the terms of a just-passed (by a Democratic-controlled Congress, mind you) defense bill, at least when it comes to restricting the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay.

This is an amazing about-face from a person who (very justifiably, in our view) complained so vociferously during his 2008 campaign about President George W. Bush's excessive use of those very same signing statements, and who unequivocally vowed not to use them himself for any reason.  Let's fire up the wayback machine and let the man definitively tell you so himself:


How, then, can that course of action be on the table enough to justify even having such an internal debate?

The President's demonstrated ability to completely ignore so many of the flowery promises he so clearly stated barely two years ago is nothing short of astounding. 

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