Article removed from our database

(Updated May 16, 2006)

The article that previously appeared under this URL has been removed
from our database because a followup investigation revealed the sources
quoted in the article did not, as they claimed, attend a White House
meeting between President George W. Bush where we reported he called
the Constitution a “god damned pieced of paper.”

Although we
believe President Bush has a history of flagrant disregard for the
protections and liberties outlined in the Constitution, we cannot
confirm that he made the statement and retract the article.

apologies to our readers. Our policies regarding the use of unnamed
sources were changed in 2006 and the article would not have appeared on
this web site under those new policies.