Friday, January 19, 2007

Oh, No, He Di'int!

Andrew Sullivan, now fully awakened from being a pod person for Bush, alerts us to this terrifying exchange:

"[Republican Senator Arlen] Specter: Now wait a minute, wait a minute. The Constitution says you can't take [habeas corpus] away except in the case of invasion or rebellion. Doesn't that mean you have the right of habeas corpus?

"Gonzales: I meant by that comment that the Constitution doesn't say that every individual in the United States or every citizen has or is assured the right of habeas corpus. It doesn't say that. It simply says that the right of habeas corpus shall not be suspended."

And they teased Clinton for parsing the meaning of is? At least that legal pretzel only applied to him, not to every citizen of the United States.

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