Just a Goddamned Piece of Paper?
During a White House meeting with GOP congressmen, some warned Bush of resistance to extending onerous provisions of the Patriot Act. In anger, Bush may have revealed his true feelings – that the Constitution is just a inconvenience to be brushed aside. The reporter sources Bush’s quote, that the Constitution is just a “goddamned piece of paper” to three anonymous persons who were at the meeting.
The reporter who is the source for this is Doug Thompson, a long-time journalist with DC connections and the founder of Capitol Hill Blue. This piece appears in “The Rant” section of that Blog.