You may have missed it but on May 9 George Bush issued two “presidential directives” giving George Bush near dictatorial power in the case of national emergency. Who has the authority to declare such an emergency? Why, George Bush of course.

The Progressive covers the story, Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency:

With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack.

Under that plan, he entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch. And he gives himself the responsibility “for ensuring constitutional government.”

He laid this all out in a document entitled “National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51” and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20."

You can check the official White House releases.

I’ve been saying for several years that there will be no 2008 election. George Bush thinks he’s staying.

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