Friday, June 22, 2007

Just a quick comment

posted by The Vidiot @ 7:17 AM Permalink

Before my coffee kicks in but... WOW
Excerpt: 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.
I think we should bypass impeachment altogether and head had straight for the tar and feathers.

Update: From this dKos diary, the best graphic ever:

Update 2: Ok. I've had some coffee. Here's a looksie at the constitution.
Article 2, section 1:
The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows:
Now, while not saying outright that the VP is part of the executive, it does seem to infer that the the executive power is vested in the President along with the VP.

And from the website:
The power of the executive branch is vested in the President, who also serves as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The President appoints the Cabinet and oversees the various agencies and departments of the federal government.
In order for a person to become President, he or she must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years of age, and have resided in the United States for at least 14 years. Once elected, the President serves a term of four years and may be re-elected only once.

To learn more about the Executive Branch please visit the President's Cabinet page on the White House web site.
And then, if you go to the cabinet page and scroll down, you find this.
Cabinet Rank Members
The Vice President
Richard B. Cheney
Well, looks to me like he's a part of the Cabinet, which is part of the Executive.

I know this is like superficial and a bit stupid, but I'd sure like to know what the hell he's basing his statement on.

And of course, The Sailor makes some excellent points below.

Honestly, Cheney is a menace.

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At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Bill Arnett said...

If cheney wants to claim he's not part of the Executive Branch, let's:

Evict him from government property.
Cancel any/every privilege he has ever claimed.
Stop paying his salary.
Cancel his Secret Service detail.
Take away his Strom Thurman plane, gov. property.
Restrict his travel to commercial airlines or other public transportation.
And call him before congress to testify under oath what he believes his position in government is, if any.

If he wants to claim he's part legislator, FIRE HIM.

At 11:00 AM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

or, like i said, just head straight for the tar and feathers. WAAAay more entertaining.

At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Bill Arnett said...

Don't forget the rail! Wouldn't want to violate protocol, right?


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