Wednesday, June 27, 2007

OK, I'll weigh in on this fucking kabuki dance

Cheney has always run the government. To think otherwise is foolish.
In removing himself and his office from both branches when convenient, Cheney has, wrote Dana Milbank in today's Washington Post, "declared himself to be neither fish nor fowl but an exotic, extraconstitutional beast who answers to no one," which is another way of saying he's the first sitting vice president to put himself above the law since Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton and got away with it.

But come to think of it, Cheney did that too.

As the occupant of both or neither branches, Cheney seems to prefer the executive when it comes to trappings of office. Milbank noted that on Monday, Cheney made the short trip from the White House to the Capitol "escorted by eight police motorcycles, three police cruisers, two armored limousines and five SUVs and minivans packed with aides and armed Secret Service agents."

Life is good in the Cheney branch of government.

I've posted about this before, the fact a non-elected asshole makes decisions for you in the Cheney administration, but can't find the fucking post. If you can, please let me know.

UPDATE: I'm nothing if not anal and I finally found the "fucking post" referenced above and its here.

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