“GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.
â€œI donâ€™t give a goddamn,â€ Bush retorted. â€œIâ€™m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.â€
â€œMr. President,â€ one aide in the meeting said. â€œThere is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.â€
â€œStop throwing the Constitution in my face,â€ Bush screamed back. â€œItâ€™s just a goddamned piece of paper!â€”