From CBS News:
Despite objections from the National Archives and others, presidential spokesmen say Cheney’s office is not bound by certain sections of a presidential executive order that seeks to protect national security information generated by the government.
Why, that’s just…..
Cheney’s office claims it doesn’t have to comply with the order because it is not an “agency” or “entity” within the executive branch, according to Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which is investigating the matter.
“The vice president is pretending he isn’t part of the executive branch and the White House is pretending that the rules for protecting classified information are being followed,” he said in a statement.
“The vice president can’t unilaterally decide he is his own branch of government and exempt himself from important, commonsense safeguards for protecting classified information. And he can’t insist he has the powers of both the executive and the legislature branches but the responsibilities of neither. Our Constitution doesn’t work that way,” he said.
But, wait, here’s the best part!
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was asked in January to resolve the legal dispute, but he has not yet ruled on the issue.
If you ask me,
is nuthin’ but a great big
And his buddy Al Fredo is nothing but a little wiener.
This administration has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A!