quote of the day

From Reason Express:

The various excesses and assertions of executive power by the Clinton administration have always been a necessary condition of the expansion of the executive pushed by the Bush team. It is the extent of the Bush push that is breathtaking. When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales argues that it is sufficient that the president’s Justice Department’s has vetted the necessity and propriety of the wiretapping, he is effectively claiming that judicial input is simply not relevant to any matter the president ropes off as involving “national security.”

The potential for serious abuse of this standard should be obvious. If not, maybe Bush partisans should imagine Hillary Clinton wielding that power.