Friday, June 22, 2007

Another Goverment Function Outsourced to Haliburton?

From the ABC News Blotter: 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.

Here's more on this story from today's Washington Post.

Let's be clear here. We have learned to expect obstinance from Cheney when elevating his office above scrutiny from the media, public interest groups, congress and the courts. But this reveals and even more bizarre level of megalomania from VPOTUS. Since 2003, he has been insisting that he is above oversight even from other elements of the executive branch. His argument? The Vice President's office is not strictly a part of the executive branch.

When questioned about this issue, representatives of the Vice President's office declined to discuss internal office issues. Come to think of it, so did representatives of Al Capone's office.

I wonder if Dick Cheney hopes to assert similar privilege before a judge described in scripture?

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