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I was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator and am now a journalist. I am the author of three New York Times bestselling books -- "How Would a Patriot Act" (a critique of Bush executive power theories), "Tragic Legacy" (documenting the Bush legacy), and With Liberty and Justice for Some (critiquing America's two-tiered justice system and the collapse of the rule of law for its political and financial elites). My fifth book - No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State - will be released on April 29, 2014 by Holt/Metropolitan.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Bush courageously confronts tough questions

(UPDATE: I have another new post today at C&L regarding all of the pious civility sermons from Republicans to which we have been subjected over the last 24 hours ever since "Mrs. Alito" had her emotional breakdown.)

I have a new post up at C&L regarding the creepily reverent "questions" which George Bush was asked yesterday after his speech in Louisville, Kentucky. The President has been criticized for appearing only at events where he cannot be questioned, and the White House's response has been to manufacture "Q-and-A sessions" after Bush's speeches where one citizen after the next stands up and heaps worshipful praise on the "Commander-in-Chief." The "questions" are all along the lines of "Thank you for protecting us all. What can we do to help you?"

The one question Bush was asked yesterday about the NSA scandal basically demanded to know why the reporters who disclosed the illegal eavesdropping haven't been imprisoned yet. Bush laughed off the question with a coy joke. He is a powerful leader but also a magnanimous and kind leader.

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