Cheney says VP's office "not part of executive branch"

Cheney tells agency that Vice President’s office is not part of the executive branch

[quote]The Office of Vice President Dick Cheney told an agency within the National Archives that for purposes of securing classified information, the Vice President’s office is not an ‘entity within the executive branch’ according to a letter released Thursday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

“The Oversight Committee has learned that over the objections of the National Archives, you exempted the Office of the Vice President from the presidential executive order that establishes a uniform, government-wide system for safeguarding classified national security information,” Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), the Committee’s chairman, wrote in a letter to Cheney. “Your decision to exempt your office from the President’s order is problematic because it could place national security secrets at risk. It is also hard to understand given the history of security breaches involving officials in your office.”[/quote]

…and, for further fun with Dick (but not Jane)…

Cheney tried to nix agency targeting him

I must have missed the class where the founders, in their infinite wisdom and concern for the abuses of power, created the checks and balances system of:






the VP.

“I am above the law” - Hollywood Bigwig, Southpark

“da foot bone’s connected to da leg bone…”

isn’t it?

Talk about an administration that just can’t abide by the spirit of the laws.