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Friday, June 22, 2007

Dick Cheney Has Now Officially Been Declared a Sovereign Country

Vice President Dick Cheney has exempted his office from a presidential executive order that seeks to protect national security information generated by the government, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He has also tried to abolish a government office charged with safeguarding national security information.

"Your decision to except your office from the president's order is problematic because it could place national security secrets at risk," said Henry Waxman, chairman of the oversight committee, in a letter to the vice president sent Thursday. (06/21/07)

Cheney's claim that his office is not part of the executive branch would seem to indicate that he feels that he is not accountable to anyone, even the president.

Crooks and Liars has the video of the analysis from Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Yahoo has a good article on the subject.

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At Fri Jun 22, 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Jess Wundrun said...

You know, there are some cases where the law can seem a little arcane. F'rinstance the hubbub over whether members of the executive branch can be compelled to testify before congress. This can call into questions of seperation and equality of the powers.

However, when the Vice President says that his office is not part of the Executive Branch, I think it's fairly safe to say that nearly all American fourth graders (except those in the Sugarland TX school district and those homeschooled by Fred Phelps) can point to the clause of the Constitution that clearly says the office of the Veep is a central part of the Executive branch.

I hate these fucks.

Dr., perhaps you could create a contest to name the new fourth branch of government (location-undisclosed) that exists in the mind of Darth Cheney. There's executive, legislative, judicial and.....asshatistial? skullduggerandoodle? I dunno.

At Fri Jun 22, 08:15:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

I think that is actually a great idea, Jess! Let me work on it.

Wait, wait...


At Fri Jun 22, 10:52:00 PM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

Every day of this administration, I feel like I woke up in a strange alternate universe where normal laws of logic don't apply.

Thank god that Cheney has to be in a coffin with a handful of soil from his homeland during the day, or we'd have to deal with him even more.

At Sat Jun 23, 12:23:00 AM, Blogger Kelly the dog said...

Isn't that the purpose of his undisclosed location? To hide the crypt!

Watched "little bush" last night. It might have been funny a couple years ago - but I find little I can find funny about this administration.

At Sat Jun 23, 06:56:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Johnny Yen: Sometimes I think that the strange alternate universe that you are talking about is the Twilight Zone Episode with the Aliens and the "To Serve Man" cook book. Cheney does not need a coffin because he is in fact a space vampire.

Kelly the dog: I am glad that they made "Little Bush" becuase it proves that there is still some free speech. It's funny that the only truth on the television dial is Comedy Central and Keith Olbermann.

At Sat Jun 23, 07:06:00 AM, Blogger Jess Wundrun said...

To those of you without children who get to avoid G movies: Madagascar is full of little sight gags. The "To Serve Man" joke makes a little cameo.


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