“Ad hoc legal approach”

I kind of hate the reporter in this video, and not only for her contemptuous style. But I’m choosing this video anyway to emphasize the implications of Obama’s speech and its similarities to the old regime.

So basically what you’re saying, Mr. President, is that your strategy for replacing Souter is to find someone who can convince Kennedy that Lincoln’s view of the executive power prevails. I mean, we’re assuming that the same folks who were against Bush’s executive branch will find some way to distinguish the facts for Obama. Just wanted to be clear, Mr. President. I don’t disagree with you at all. But when you change your positions so dramatically pre- and post-election it’s a bit confusing and seems a bit…dishonest.

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