Wednesday, February 22, 2006

...and A.Q. Khan appointed Secretary of Homeland Security

Following up on the sale of major American ports to Dubai, the White House announced today that Abdul Qadeer Khan has been appointed to replace Michael Chertoff as Secretary of Homeland Security. Bush learned of the appointment from Scott McClellan after the press conference, but after a thorough investigation, concluded ten minutes later that he was confident in Khan's appointment. Bush warned the Senate against interfering with a fair up-or-down vote for Khan. He then issued a signing statement saying that a "no" vote would be void due to unconstitutionally interfering with his unilateral executive powers, although he was interested to hear any suggestions the Senate might pass, in its Article 1 capacity to make all Suggestions which shall be acceptable to the President for carrying into Execution the powers of government.

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