Friday, August 20, 2010

More Recess Appointments

The President made four more recess appointments yesterday, elevating four people to positions for which they have waited an average of  303 days.

Some of you know I have no problem with recess appointments, irrespective of who does them.  The framers inserted the provision in the Constitution knowing that the US Government must function whether the legislature is in session or not.  Clearly, the framers did not see a nearly year-round legislature as we have today, but the provision is there nonetheless.  The Senate should do its bit and advise and consent--or stop bitching, no matter who the President is.  Or change the Constitution--which no one will do of course, because they know their party will one day again hold the Presidency.

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