Cheney Exempt From "Rule of Law"

In the American system the Vice President also serves as President of the Senate.  No one else gets to be simultaneously part of both the Executive branch and the Legislative branch.


It appears that the current holder of this office has found a way to use this unique status to his advantage.  Faced with demands from Congress for various kinds of records, Mr. Cheney asserted “Executive Privilege.”  Now, with an agency of the Executive branch seeking to examine the VP’s practices regarding classified material, Cheney claims he is exempt as part of the Legislative branch.


So which is he: Executive or Legislative?  No one knows because no other Vice President has found it necessary to make such absurd arguments in order to hide everything he does.  More on the story here.



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