A Law Day Irony?
Posted May 1, 2007 11:22 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Washington Post column takes President Bush to task, claiming he violates the spirit of Law Day.
The Post column by Ruth Marcus notes that Bush signed the annual Law Day proclamation, then goes on to rap him for his expansive view of presidential power. It highlights the irony of the administration’s attempt to curtail lawyer visits at Guantanamo Bay as it celebrates the rule of law.
The article notes that Bush had little choice but to sign the proclamation. “Law Day is one of those ceremonial things presidents have to do, like pardoning turkeys, only less fun,” it said.