Sunday, March 20, 2005

Edward Pig has a good report on how the Bush Administration is frustrating the efforts of Judicial Watch to get documents concerning the Clinton Administration, not for the benefit of the former administration, but to keep its own conduct under wraps.

Key point:

[I]n late 2001, Bush established the new and constitutionally questionable guideline which states that the documents of any past president may only be released to the public with the express consent of that president (if still alive) and the current president. The redactions on the documents pertaining to Clinton's pardons is just one manifestation of this policy.

Of course, the wingnuts don't need documents to bash Democrats and Democratic administrations; they just invent facts. This executive order simply keeps Bush's own misconduct (and that of his father) under wraps until Bush is beyond the jurisdiction of the courts.

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