Monday, November 10, 2008

Executive Authority, Reversing Bush Policy

Oh, the irony. In a direct slap to the face, It is being reported that Barack Obama's transition team has already identified several Bush policies that were implemented by going around Congress by using that pesky Unitary Executive Authority that can be immediately reversed using the same trick.

CHICAGO: President-elect Barack Obama is poised to move swiftly to reverse actions that President George W. Bush took using executive authority, and his transition team is reviewing limits on stem cell research and the expansion of oil and gas drilling, among other issues, members of the team said Sunday.

As Obama prepared to make his first post-election visit to the White House on Monday, his advisers were compiling a list of policies that could be reversed by the executive powers of the new president. The assessment is under way, aides said, but a full list of policies to be overturned will not be announced by Obama until he confers with new members of his cabinet.

"There's a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action, and I think we'll see the president do that," John Podesta, a top transition leader, said Sunday. "He feels like he has a real mandate for change. We need to get off the course that the Bush administration has set."

Snippet of an article from the International Herald Tribune.

This just cracks me up. Take that, ya bastards.


  1. Anonymous9:31 AM

    I hope he does reverse bush's "signing statements" and other "executive orders".
    But more important would be legislation that would prevent the President from ever doing such things ever again. Support for the Constitution is vital for the Republic and no president should be able to circumvent it.


  3. I read there is some 200 issues to be dealt with that the Obama team is working on but of course the most important item is the economy. That will take extreme measures.

    AIG just got another 40 billion. I was wondering if they could spot me a few hundred grand. Just asking...

  4. I am soooooo looking forward to it :)