One Nation, One Branch of Government
As if we need another example of the Bush administration’s outward contempt for the legislative branch, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, revealed today that, in the 16 months that he’s headed the panel, he’s never once had a private conversation with the White House on the issue of homeland security –”[not] even just an invitation to talk.”
Not that we would expect Thompson to get a weekend invitation to the Prairie Chapel, but shouldn’t someone in the White House be interested in Congress’s approach to a terrorist threat we’ve been led to believe rivals the Apocalypse?
Sheesh — if national security is important enough to trump civil liberties, the Constitution and the environment, shouldn’t it also trump partisanship?