“Inherent” Authority?

Posted: April 8, 2006 in Uncategorized
Guess I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.  Got another gripe. 
 
Was listening to the news on the radio yesterday and apparently Bush and Cheney were responsible for leaking CIA secrets way back when.
 
I don’t know the details and am not commenting on them.
 
What I am commenting on is what the reporter said the White House said:
 
     Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said the White House would have no comment on the investigation. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said the president has the "inherent authority to decide who should have classified information." 
 
 
Pullleeeaaazzze… what kind of malarkey is that?
 
Leaves me wondering if Bush really does have the specific authority to do something as serious as releasing government secrets… or not?
 
As if so, what is the appropriate protocol?  "Sneaky leaking" doesn’t seem very, uhm, presidential.
 
Ultimately, did he publicly declassify and release the information or not?  Can’t have it both ways.
 
Ugh.  These guys just don’t get it.  It’s situations like this that just shake trust.  Who likes to feel like they’re having the wool pulled over their eyes all the time?
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