When James Madison and friends put together the Constitution, one of the key things they endeavoured to do was ensure that the Chief Administrator (President) did not have the power of a king. After all, we had just fought our tails off for the right to not have to be subjugated by King George, and as such provide sovereignty to the people and not the President.
I say this in preparation for something that Valerie Jarrett, co-chair of Obama’s transition team, said on Meet The Press Sunday:
“Given the daunting challenges that we face, it is important that President-elect Obama’s prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.”
DavidL at BitsBlog takes this at face value, which is not in the …