Yesterday, President Bush tried to invoke separation of powers to justify his refusal to let White House aides testify under oath before Congress in regard to the attorney-firings debacle. Some might think that separation of powers is the very doctrine under which they would be required to do so. To help clear up some of the confusion, I’ve drawn up a handy little diagram to show the proper distribution of power between the three branches of government, according to the Bush administration.
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