Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Final Days of the Bush Administration

The Washington Post has an editorial today ("Bushed Regulations" which begins:
ACKNOWLEDGING "the historical tendency of administrations to increase regulatory activity in their final months," White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten issued a directive to federal agencies in May to release any final regulations before Nov. 1. The administration billed this as a bit of "good government." We would agree, were it not for new rules with broad implications that continue to churn their way to adoption long after Mr. Bolten's deadline.
Comment: Perhaps we need legislation that explicitly makes regulations issued in the final 90 days of one administration subject to suspension (and temporary restoration of previous regulations if they exist) for 90 days into the next administration.

In this case, the Bush administration is likely to be undermining environmental protections, imposing its political views on reproductive rights and civil rights and in other ways doing things that will be widely unpopular and detrimental to the interests of the American public. JAD

On the lighter side: Bush: The Final Days
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