It’s the Smirk, Stupid
“In light of yesterday’s announcement by the President that he was commuting the prison sentence for Scooter Libby, it is imperative that Congress look into presidential authority to grant clemency, and how such power may be abused,” John Conyers (D- MI) said. “Taken to its extreme, the use of such authority could completely circumvent the law enforcement process and prevent credible efforts to investigate wrongdoing in the executive branch.”
Conyers – Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – has scheduled hearings for Wednesday to look into the issue.
When told, White House spokesman Tony Snow said “Well, fine – knock himself out.”
I guess the smirk and the smart-ass attitude behind it has trickled all the way down.