Friday, May 30, 2008

Give the story legs

Robert Wexler on House Judiciary wants to call Scott McClellan to testify before Congress, which is great media politics. It keeps the story alive and keeps the White House on the defensive, where it belongs with its unmitigated record of disaster.

But there's a Constitutionally important bonus: The Bushists' bullshit claim that everything that embarrasses them cannot be addressed in testimony before Congress needs to slapped down hard. Congress used to ask permission? No more.

If McClellan would testify voluntarily, let the White House try to stop him. Let them be powerless.

But it would be more useful to restore the balance of powers to negotiate with him to respond to a subpoena and reset the precedent of Congressional oversight, even if only in theatrical form.

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