Bush Administration Guilty of "Insidious Brand of Unilateralism"

The Bush-Cheney Administration has cultivated an insidious brand of unilateralism that regularly crosses into an arrogance of power. The scope of the Administration’s assertions of power is stunning, and it is chilling. Just as disturbing as the President’s use of press releases to announce which laws he will follow is the abject failure of the Republican-controlled Congress to act as a check against this executive power grab. I will continue to blow the whistle on the President’s use of these bill signing statements to pick and choose which laws he deems appropriate to follow, and so will others. But until Republican leaders let Congress fulfill its oversight role, this White House will have no incentive to stop this abuse of power.