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Josh Marshall's Talking Points site Monday linked to an article in (of all places) the Wall Street Journal, which points out that the legal memo composed at the behest of Bush and seeking to justify the use of torture explicitly places the President above the law: "authority to set aside the laws is 'inherent in the president.'"

In other words, if the President doesn't like a particular law, he simply may choose not to obey it.

Previously, I have dismissed as unduly paranoid the idea that if Bush loses the election, he might cite some "crisis" or other and simply refuse to step aside. Now, I'm not so sure. This administration's disregard for law, custom, and anyone other than themselves is appalling and astonishing.

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