Friday, June 22, 2007

An arbitrary observation

If I declared myself, seriously and publicly, to be my own branch of the federal government, the very best I could expect would be to get laughed out of polite company. This, among other reasons, explains why I'm not Dick Cheney.

2 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Vice President Cheney then commented that this whole idea of his own branch was pretty appealing and that he might take a page from Russian President Putin's handbook and decide to "stay on after the next election" in some sort of oversight capacity above "petty elected officials" and "trivial rules and laws." Asked for his views on this controversy, President Bush shrugged and replied "He's a good man, and whatever Uncle Dick wants to do, I'm sure it's legal and best for America."

9:49 AM  
Blogger WesCrimson said...

I like it. This was a very innovative approach taken by the Vice President.

Anyway the VP only works on secret projects and everyone knows he doesn't have any power nor for that matter any papers for the National Archives to file.

This is really a very silly point, since as these requirements are derived from an executive order, the Executive Branch gets to interpret it's own orders, not Congress.

Wow, does that make the VP also in the judiciary branch too? Wow, how utterly pervasive can one person be.

1:08 AM  

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