Why Condi Rice Isn't Testifying: I don't begrudge Bush his separation-of-powers argument. He's asked Rice to give testimony privately, as he will later do himself. Good enough for me. It's worth remembering that a lot of the people carping about this were happy enough to roll over like two-dollar whores when Bill Clinton announced that everyone including Buddy and Socks all of a sudden had executive privilege. It was a much flimsier case, but the Democrats, nearly without exception, swallowed it without a chaser.