What Glenn said
[Jaws drop. No, not that Glenn. Glenn Greenwald.] Eyes on the prize, people:
There is not a single bit of authority in any of this for the absurd and dangerous proposition that the President has the right to violate a criminal law passed by Congress. Period. The Administration is trotting out lawyers to make legalistic arguments designed to cloud this extremely clear issue [PDF here], but none of that can change the fact that Bush defenders are arguing that he has the right to enage in conduct which Congress made it a crime to engage in, and there is nothing in the law which gives a President that right. To the contrary, as one would expect, it has been repeatedly made clear that under our system of Government, the President does not possess the authoritarian right to engage in behavior which Congress expressly prohibits under the law.
Glenn's right. This is the issue. Beyond the techncial aspects of Bush's treason, we truly are in a Constitutional Crisis. How can we make our representatives understand this, and act on our behalf?
NOTE Leah's right. Scalito could be a tipping point, and he has to be fought. Damn the (paid for, push) polls! Full speed ahead!
NOTE Thanks to alert reader philosophicus for the link to the DOJ PDF.