Apparently, the Vice President's office is not part of the executive branch of government.
This from the House Oversight Committee, today:
"The Oversight Committee has learned that over the objections of the National Archives, Vice President Cheney exempted his office from the presidential order that establishes government-wide procedures for safeguarding classified national security information. The Vice President asserts that his office is not an “entity within the executive branch."So there it is, at last; the Vice President is not part of the government.
As such, The Waxman has released a fairly comprehensive list of examples of the Vice President not wanting to be part of the government. From his exemption from taking orders from the President, to his pathological need to ignore Congress, it is getting more difficult with each passing day to justify the continued presence of Big Time anywhere but in a federal prison.
The contempt being shown for the rule of law is frightening. You have to wonder, what is a guy like this capable of doing in his quest to maintain and expand his power? What is he contemplating doing to the republic?
And it's with this in mind that I get troubled when I hear Al Gonzalez talk about "sprinting to the finish line." Because he's signing off on much of this nonsense for Big Time.
What finish line is there to sprint to, and what do they get for crossing it.