Hogan's Alley

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Cheney World, Part II

Ed Morrisey has a sound analysis of the silliness of the Cheney/Bush position over the Vice-President's Office and classified material.

The VP has strained credulity by arguing that he doesn't belong to the executive branch at all, and that the order therefore doesn't apply. Of course the VP is a member of the executive branch; he's elected in tandem with the President through the Electoral College. He didn't get elected President of the Senate, a title that springs from the authority of being VP, not the reverse. Arguing otherwise makes Cheney look ridiculous and desperate, begging the question of what has caused the desperation.
What indeed is causing this current outbreak of stupidity.