Yeah, I'm sure this comes as a total shock:
Bush Denies Congress Access to Aides
Bush Invokes Executive Privilege to Deny Congress Testimony From Former White House Aides
President Bush invoked executive privilege Monday to deny requests by Congress for testimony from two former aides about the firings of federal prosecutors.
The White House, however, did offer again to make former counsel Harriet Miers and one-time political director Sara Taylor available for private, off-the-record interviews.
And the rationale for the claim of executive privilege? You had to ask, didn't you? (emphasis added)
In a letter to the heads of the House and Senate Judiciary panels, White House counsel Fred Fielding insisted that Bush was acting in good faith and refused lawmakers' demand that the president explain the basis for invoking the privilege.
Not surprisingly, with such a stunning development that flies in the face of basic Constitutional principles, Canada's Blogging Tories are all over the story.