Bush should resign the presidency so Obama can take over

On Saturday, November 22nd, Gail Collins and the New York Times printed an Op/Ed piece entitled “Time For Him To Go”.

The article goes over several reasons why the author believes George W. Bush is essentially incapable of governing effectively, and recommends two resignations occur so that an unconstitional extension of power can be given to Barack Obama.

Let’s take a look at my favorite quote in the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/22/opinion/22collins.html?_r=3

Putting Barack Obama in charge immediately isn’t impossible. Dick Cheney, obviously, would have to quit as well as Bush. In fact, just to be on the safe side, the vice president ought to turn in his resignation first. (We’re desperate, but not crazy.) Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would become president until Jan. 20. Obviously, she’d defer to her party’s incoming chief executive, and Barack Obama could begin governing.

Where do I begin? The article itself is actually really quite infuriating. But the most infuriating part is this womans desire to completely undermine the Constitution, and in my opinion, power of the people. The best part of this line? Let me reiterate in case you missed it:

Obviously, she’d defer to her party’s incoming chief executive, and Barack Obama could begin governing”.

So, in a new level of unconstitutional party politics, Pelosi would give presidential power to a person who is not yet in office so they could ‘begin governing’. Wow. What an incredible concept. Not only that, but the whole aire of the comment is classic. 

And let’s not forget another good part, “Obivously, she’d defer to her party’s…” – Yes, she’d obviously defer power to her party. You know, because naturally the power of the party is so strong that despite the chain of command established by our Constitution, the party’s desires really should take precedence.

And then people wonder why I’m so incredibly uncomfortable with the concept of a Single-Party Congress, Senate, and President. But that’s another topic.

As a bonus, the Pelosi presidency would put a woman in the White House this year after all. On the downside, a few right-wing talk-show hosts might succumb to apoplexy. That would, of course, be terrible, but I’m afraid we might have to take the risk in the name of a greater good.

Yes! As a bonus we can achieve yet another social milestone that really shouldn’t matter anyway. But since the presidency is a childish game of school-yard politics, let’s make sure that we get a woman in their to boot! Regardless of her ability to govern.

But then again, her ability to govern doesn’t really matter anway. Obviously the power to govern would be given to Barack Obama.