February 13, 2006
Plot to Make Bush President for Life Uncovered
Here's the plan: (1) submit a resolution to repeal the 22nd Amendment; (2) pack the Supreme Court with fellow travelers; (3) garner military support for the plan; (4) demonstrate that VP Dick Chaney has the right stuff to lead the military on the battlefield; and then just do. Well the first four steps in the plot have been executed.
Step 1: On February 17, 2005, Congressman Hoyer (with Congressmen Brenn, Sensenbrenner, Sabo and Pallone) introduce H. J. RES. 24 which states:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification: "The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed."
Following recent revelations of the Senate's use of "clerical errors" to get what the Bush Republicans want in legislation, we can expect the ratification provision to be removed prior to signature.
Step 2: Chief Justice Roberts was sworn in on Sept. 29, 2005 and Associate Justice Alito was sworn in on Jan. 31, 2006. These appointments have been masked as "legacy" ones to hid their true purpose, namely certifying Bush as "president-for-life." Remember Bush v. Gore?
Step 3: On February 9, 2006, the National Guard honored President Bush with a life-size bust (photo left) at a gala ceremony in Washington, DC on Thursday. Check out the inscription in the photo. Instead of stating 2001-2009, it states "2001- " ... as in 2001-forever.
File under "waiting for Step 5 but hoping that adding 2009 to the inscription would have overestimated Bush's term in office."
Hat tip to Bob Cesca at the Huffington Post blog and his readers for uncovering crucial elements in this plot to liberate America from the rule of law.
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Posted by: Elmo | Feb 13, 2006 7:45:53 AM