Sunday, July 05, 2009

But, Monsieur...'s just a wafer-thin - and entirely temporary, I assure you - suspension of the Constitution.

MOSCOW -- With the clock running out on a new US-Russian arms treaty before the previous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, expires on December 5, a senior White House official said Sunday said that the difficulty of the task might mean temporarily bypassing the Senate’s constitutional role in ratifying treaties by enforcing certain aspects of a new deal on an executive levels and a “provisional basis” until the Senate ratifies the treaty.

I wonder if there are any other "certain aspects" of that annoying document he'd like to "temporarily" suspend. For our own good, of course.

Obligatory Follow-Up: Who wants to play a quick round of "What if a Republican had suggested doing this?"

(link via Hot Air)

UPDATE: JammieWearingFool adds some perspective.

The Senate is able to write legislation in the middle of the night and vote on it without anyone reading it. Apparently, however, they can't work on this given five months notice.

Yep. Pretty much.