gave the AP
The senator Thursday that Bush was sticking by Gonzales out of personal loyalty, despite the attorney general's deteriorating support on Capitol Hill. "The hearing two days ago was devastating (for Gonzales). But so was the hearing before that and so was the hearing before that," Specter said. [snip] Specter said he was incredulous that the administration would not allow the U.S. attorney to prosecute a contempt citation [against Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolten]. He said that means the president is claiming sole authority to determine when executive privilege applies. "That cannot stand up in a constitutional democracy," the senator said.
Jason Zengerle