Thursday, June 21, 2007

Cheny's latest

This is simply beyond belief. Common Dreams has posted an article entitled "Cheney Power Grab: Says White House Rules Don’t Apply to Him". Take a look:

Vice President Dick Cheney has asserted his office is not a part of the executive branch of the U.S. government, and therefore not bound by a presidential order governing the protection of classified information by government agencies, according to a new letter from Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., to Cheney.

Bill Leonard, head of the government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), told Waxman’s staff that Cheney’s office has refused to provide his staff with details regarding classified documents or submit to a routine inspection as required by presidential order, according to Waxman.

In pointed letters released today by Waxman, ISOO’s Leonard twice questioned Cheney’s office on its assertion it was exempt from the rules. He received no reply, but the vice president later tried to get rid of Leonard’s office entirely, according to Waxman.

Leonard did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Not part of the executive branch of the U.S. Government? Well, what IS he part of? Judicial? Legislative? Good grief. Has the man ever READ the Constitution?

Now here's the question of the hour: What is he trying to hide?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:31 PM

    I believe that Cheney believes that he is the king; he holds the office since the president is not of "sound mind", "mature reflection", whatever excuse fits at the moment.
    Kings are not bound by Constitution, since he rules by "divine right".



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