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Here is one conservative's take on the Bush attitude towards laws limiting his power.

I wasn't aware of this whole "signing statement" business until the past few weeks. I suppose, given Congress' habit of passing enormous omnibus bills which nobody could possibly read in their entirety, it is not surprising that a president might object to or seek to redefine parts of the bills. But the way the system is supposed to work is that Congress writes the bills, the President signs them or vetoes them as they stand, and then executes them if they become law, even if they become law over his veto.

It is interesting to me that Lindsay Graham, the same Republican who served prominently on the House impeachment committee during the Clinton years, is now, as a Senator, showing strong concern over this possible breach of the law by the Bush White House. He is to be lauded for his consistency.