Friday, June 22, 2007

Above the Law

We all knew that Cheney was a secretive sneaky motherfucker, but this goes beyond that. This is incredible, unbelievable. It's right up there with "I don't got to show you no stinking badges!"

Under the terms of a presidential directive issued by Clinton and expanded by Der Monkey Fuehrer, all executive branch offices -- no, entities -- are supposed to, once a year, report how much classified information they are keeping.

Every executive branch office, every executive branch entity, it would appear, except that of the Vice President. Darth Cheney's minions filed the required reports in 2001 and again in 2002, but since then nothing but silence.

Crashcart's excuse? He's not really part of the executive branch, and therefore not required to comply with the directive.

Because his sole constitutional duty is to preside over the Senate, The Dickless Wonder is saying that he's part of both the executive and the legislative branches, and therefore he doesn't have to worry about those pesky rules. Those inconvenient laws. Those traitorous demands for -- gasp -- accountability.

Jesus, just when you think you've heard it all...

So the answer to all this shit? Well, I just heard John Dean on the Rachel Maddow Show voice a modest proposal: Congress should cut off ALL funding for the Vice President's office, including staff salaries and facilities. Let him pay his own staff out of his own pocket, pay rent on his office space in the Old Executive Office Building, and on that palatial estate on the grounds of the National Observatory that serves as the official residence of the Vice President.

Sounds like a good idea to me. If he's not part of the Executive Branch, then we as taxpayers have no fucking business paying for his cyberpatched ass to occupy our space.

1 Comment:

jae said...

Wrote to my congressman and senators on this one asking "Can we impeach this creature yet?"

No response yet.