John Yoo and David Addington, among the main legal architects of Bush's executive power grab, think Obama's recent appointments are an abuse of power. Adam Serwer is flabbergasted:

Watching two men who argued for years that the president could pick and choose which laws to follow wring their hands over Obama's recess appointments as an abuse of power is so absurd that one practically has to reach into fiction to find parallel analogies. If we could only get Lex Luthor's feelings on financial regulation or Emperor Palpatine's thoughts on the importance of checks and balances.

My flabber was gasted a long time back with these shameless criminals – and the Washington that salutes, reveres and rehabilitates them.