Moon of Alabama Brecht quote
December 11, 2005

That Goddamned Piece of Paper

This from Capital Hill Blue, not always the most believable source, but it fits everything else we know.

Last month, Republican Congressional leaders filed into the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush and talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act.
GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.”
Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'

Posted by b on December 11, 2005 at 16:11 UTC | Permalink


In a similar vein, if even more outlandish, a stand-in for the Voice of the Whitehouse (who is on vacation) ‘reports’ :

(I’m posting this because it made me laugh.)

“Telephone logs recorded by the National Security Agency and obtained by Congress as part of an ongoing investigation suggest that the vice president may have used the Oval Office intercom system to address President Bush at crucial moments, giving categorical directives in a voice the president believed to be that of God.

While journalists and presidential historians had long noted Bush's deep faith and Cheney's powerful influence in the White House, few had drawn a direct correlation between the two until Tuesday, when transcripts of meetings that took place in March and April of 2002 became available.”

ctd:>TBR news

Posted by: Noisette | Dec 11 2005 16:31 utc | 1

great stuff Noisette, can't you just hear Cheney booming out "I command you to smite the evil-doers"

who knows? maybe he really does this, it is hard to discount anything at all with this bunch.

Posted by: dan of steele | Dec 11 2005 17:04 utc | 2

What would he say about:

O'er the land of the free and

The home of the brave...

It's just a goddamed song?

Posted by: | Dec 11 2005 20:34 utc | 3


commententing on radical changes

Posted by: annie | Dec 11 2005 23:35 utc | 4

is the TBR news a joke? could this be real? i am really inquiring.

Posted by: annie | Dec 11 2005 23:41 utc | 5

i think this is from the onion, i am so gullible

Posted by: annie | Dec 11 2005 23:45 utc | 6


in these times just about anything is believeable - you are no more gullible than the rest of us

everyday, new madness surpasses the old madness

(i think b's anti robot spam is really just a device to force me to correct typographis & spelling errors)

Posted by: remembereringgiap | Dec 12 2005 0:51 utc | 7

This is a very interesting leak. I wonder why it is coming out now. It seems Congress must have Bush by the balls. If three Congressmen were willing to testify under oath that Bush said this, he would have to be impeached; no way it could be spun, he would be breaking his oath of office to uphold the constitution. To me it seems to be ayet another tightening of the vise.

Posted by: Malooga | Dec 12 2005 1:08 utc | 8

If anyone has links to other sources for this quote I'd love for you to post them. I want to know if Smirk really said that, 'cause if he did he would have to be impeached. (Not that there aren't a dozen other reasons for impeachemnt.)

Posted by: Rambler American | Dec 12 2005 2:09 utc | 9

Doug Thompson claims he has three sources who confirm that Bush said this.

Thomspon's failure to come forward with names, and those three, if they fail to come forward with this information would seem to be colluding in an act of treason, because, by withholding this information from the American people, they allow Bush to remain in office.

I want these people to testify under oath, not just spread rumors, and let the legislature go on record as to who thinks it doesn't matter if the president of the U.S. thinks the Constitution is toilet paper for his bullshit...if the legislature refused to bring impeachment charges, what then?

could we dismiss the house and/or senate? For their failure, as well, to uphold the Constitution by removing a dictator wannabe?

As far as Cheney being the voice of God for Bush...the junta probably drugs him to help with the delusions. I guess this is what it was like to live under the rule of Nicholas and Alexandra...Cheney does a side bit as Rasputin.

Posted by: fauxreal | Dec 12 2005 3:04 utc | 10

Pentagon devising scenarios for martial law in US
According to a report published Monday by the Washington Post, the Pentagon has developed its first ever war plans for operations within the continental United States, in which terrorist attacks would be used as the justification for imposing martial law on cities, regions or the entire country.

At this point, I really don't give a shit...

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Dec 12 2005 5:03 utc | 11

LOL! C'mon, MoA, we're supposed to be the reality-based community!

Posted by: gylangirl | Dec 12 2005 16:29 utc | 12

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