Friday, April 06, 2007

Georgie, you have to stay in for recess

First of all, see Doc's hilarious post before.

In that vein...

I almost never call for amending the constitution for dealing with the various issues of the day. If you look at the history of constitutional amendments, you see precious few changes over the course of more than two centuries.

You see the first 10, that almost can be considered part of the original document, the Civil War amendments, some that are housekeeping in nature and others that make profound changes.

However, an amendment is necessary--NOW.

We have this provision in Article II, Section 2:
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

The reason for this in 1789 was obvious. When the Senate was out of session, and vacancies occurred, it might take weeks for the Senate to convene again, and people were needed in those VERY FEW leadership positions.

In this instance, the Senate was adjourned for ONE WEEK and the president used SEVEN DAYS to short-circuit the confirmation process to name a piece of human filth (Sam Fox) that would not have been confirmed to an ambassadorship for the life of this Senate. That MUST end.

2 comments:

I'm Not Ned said...

I almost cried when I heard of his appointment. Disgusting. And now Fox the slimebag is an ambassador. I'm going to puke.

While we're at it, let's define "Executive Privilege" so at least it's a real concept with real boundaries.

schmidlap said...

In the meantime, I'm not sure the Senate can afford to recess again during the remainder of Chimpenf├╝hrer's reich.