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Wednesday, Jul 12, 2006, 8:50 am

George W: Infallible Son of God (Legally Speaking)

By Brian Zick
Think Progress reports on testimony from yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, where Steven Bradbury, head of the Justice Department’s office of legal counsel, said “The President is always right.”

So fuck the Constitution, George Bush operates with the officially ordained legal presumption of Infallibility:
In general, exemption or immunity from liability to error or failure; in particular in theological usage, the supernatural prerogative by which the Church of Christ is, by a special Divine assistance, preserved from liability to error in her definitive dogmatic teaching regarding matters of faith and morals.

Of course, there is this precedent:
NIXON: Well, when the president does it that means that it is not illegal.
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