They’ve Got Mail

More fun with signing statements and President Bush, this time an add-on to general Postal legislation that allows them to open mail without a warrant in “exigent circumstances”, which of course are not defined.

Naturally, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said the signing statement had no impact whatsoever on the law.  You know, just a repetitive signing statment to say exactly what the law already says.  That’s what signing statements are for, right?  You’d have to be pretty cynical to think this was a way for the Administration to implement laws that wouldn’t pass muster with Congress.

Interesting to see how this stuff flies now that the Dems are in town.  These signing statements are a big part of the answer when people of the future wonder how so much was allowed to happen that shouldn’t have happened.

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