Bush to get Gored

Well, Gore lost the election in 2000 so he doesn't actually have the power to "lay down the law" exactly. But figuratively speaking, he's been doing it as well as anybody for several years now.

I, for one, believe he's been able to do it precisely because he lost. But that's another story. John Byrne reports that Gore's speech will focus on the "constitutional crisis" we're facing and the charge that we're essentially heading toward a monarchy. A Gore aide told Byrne that the speech is likely to include remarks like:

"You can’t defend freedom while abandoning it at home... The founders thought about this. They didn’t want a king, that’s why they didn’t set up a system to anoint a king. We have checks and balances in this country and we cannot abandon them."
"The president who has violated the law is acting above the law. It’s a wakeup call for Congress, the American people and the courts. If we continue down this road we will have a different constitution."
Gore's MLK Jr. Day speech will introduced by Republican Bob Barr. (RawStory)

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