Yesterday, President Bush made three significant recess appointments, installing officials without Senate confirmation during the congressional recess.
The abuse of the recess appointment perhaps isn't Bush's most egregious attack on our Founders' carefully crafted system of checks and balances, since others before him have exploited this constitutional loophole.
But the implicit reasons behind each appointment are quite egregious, and each in their own way.
The one that's gotten the most attention is Sam Fox, our new Ambassador to Belgium.
It's typical, if still highly inappropriate, for cronies of the President to get cushy Ambassador gigs.
But Sam Fox wasn't just a big donor of Bush. He gave $50,000 to the Swift Boat liars that smeared John Kerry's war record.
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