But sometimes the good guys win, as happened today when a federal judge ruled against the executive privilege claims of the White House.
Here's a summary of the story, courtesy of the New York Times:
President Bush’s top advisers cannot ignore subpoenas issued by Congress, a federal judge ruled on Thursday in a case that involves the firings of several United States attorneys but has much wider constitutional implications for all three branches of government.For the record, the judge is a Bush appointee. Looks like we'll see former White House lawyer Harriet Miers testifying before Congress.
And then there's this bit of good news: The ruling could have implications for our favorite GOP operator, Karl Rove.