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Democrats are playing a game of distract, derail and defy

Who runs the country? President Bush or Nancy Pelosi?

I must second statements made in a recent newsletter from the American Center for Law and Justice.

With their latest blatant politicking and political pandering...Nancy Pelosi and her team are crying foul over the firings of eight U.S. federal attorneys. But the truth is this: federal prosecutors serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States. It is perfectly legal for him to fire any - or all - of the U.S. attorneys for any reason at all.

In March of 1993, the Clinton administration fired all 93 federal prosecutors with absolutely no fanfare. No controversy. No congressional subpoenas or public hearings.

The game of distract, derail, and defy the president of the United States, is unprecedented in United States history. The Constitution grants the executive privilege. A move to subpoena the President's top aides, such as Karl Rove or Harriet Miers, and force them to testify under oath sets up a political showdown unlike any we have ever seen.

The most unfortunate part, according to the recent polls, the American public is being duped into thinking these are affirmative actions. They silently sit back and watch a game that now also includes pork-barrel politics on the backs of U.S. soldiers, making an already ugly war even more ugly. Nearly half of the $21 billion that House Democrats added to President Bush's request for emergency war funding would go to nonmilitary spending.

The response from the president: 'They have a responsibility to pass a clean bill that does not use funding for our troops as leverage to get special-interest spending for their districts.'

I could not agree more. I pray the eyes of the public be opened to these Democratic tactics that merely push for power by any means possible, no matter the method. It is not honorable, nor honest, nor in the best interest of the country. I pray that President Bush continue to stand firm.

Lori Housley

North Plains