Saturday, March 08, 2008

Obama commits to reviewing all Bush ExOs

I've been wondering when a candidate would commit to this:

Barack Obama told a cheering crowd at a town hall meeting in Casper today that he would restore respect for law in the White House by reviewing every executive order issued by President George W. Bush and discarding any deemed unconstitutional.

Good! I'd also like to see a commitment to shutting down Guantanomo.


Blogger Swede said...

With all due respect, Hillary said the same thing long ago. For instance, in the 2007 Des Moines Register debate she said: "I will review executive orders, rescind those that undermine the Constitution & betray the rule of law, & issues like not interfering with science. I'll ask Congress to send me everything that Bush vetoed like stem cell research and begin to prepare my legislative and budget proposals for the Congress."

In January '08 she told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that on her first day in office she would reverse some of Bush's executive orders that gave too much power to the president at the expense of other branches.

So with all kudos to Obama for his stance, he wasn't exactly the first to go there.

1:40 AM  
Blogger Chris Andersen said...

Good to hear. I hadn't heard this from either candidate. Of course, I don't follow the campaign on a day-to-day basis so it would be easy to miss this.

Unfortunately, I don't think either candidate is making his a selling point for their campaigns.

9:33 AM  

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