I think there has to be some legal mumbo jumbo incantation Condi can offer to dispel the separation of powers poltergeists. What would be nice is if this has been there plan all along. After all, the Bushies have a long pattern of refusing to do something until they reach a near crisis point and then doing exactly what the Dems wanted and swamping their opposition. Examples: Creating Dept. of Homeland Security, “engaging” in the Middle East, going to the United Nations etc. It would be nice to think that Condi’s been planning to bring down the hammer all along.