Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dickie, Dickie, Dickie

Who the hell does Dick Cheney think he is? And why are we still listening to any utterance that passes his crooked, curled, thin, little lips? Apparently playing Edgar Bergen to Georgie's Charlie McCarthy has gone to Dickie's head. He believes that laws do not apply to him. He believes that if he says something then it automatically becomes so. He said that the insurgency is in its last throes two years ago and, lo, let's take a look at that last throe -it has taken yet another trumped up offensive, dubbed "Arrowhead Ripper" to try to combat that "retiring" insurgency.

Why hasn't the country fired Dick Cheney? Would you keep an employee who routinely ripped you off, lied to your face, disappeared for days at a time without explanation, hell no, you'd can his ass, and you'd do it before Monday morning, right? So what are we waiting for?

Here's the latest stunt that proves that Cheney cannot be trusted - he has conveniently exempted himself and his staff from Executive Order 12958. It is interesting that some of the many mentions of the office of the Vice President in E.O. 12958 read as follows:

"The authority to classify information originally may be exercised only by: (1) the President and, in the performance of executive duties, the Vice President"

"'Original classification authority' means an individual authorized in writing, either by the President, the Vice President in the performance of executive duties, or by agency heads or other officials designated by the President, to classify information in the first instance."

''Top Secret' original classification authority may be delegated only by the President; in the performance of executive duties, the Vice President; or an agency head or official designated pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section."

"Information originated by: (1) the incumbent President or, in the performance of executive duties, the incumbent Vice President"

"Reveal information that would clearly and demonstrably impair the current ability of United States Government officials to protect the President, Vice President, and other protectees for whom protection services, in the interest of the national security, are authorized."

Don't tell me Dickie's attorneys (and you know there are loads of them) are going to try to run the "the VP wasn't performing 'executive duties' trick," that's almost as good as the "Scooter Libby never committed any real crime" ruse. This ploy truly won't fly in the face of Cheney's previous claim that he should be afforded "executive privilege" when he didn't feel like sharing his list of oil and gas executives that he invited over to pick their brains about U.S. energy policy. You can't have it both ways, Dickie - you are either a part of the executive branch and can thereby invoke executive privilege or you are not and are not afforded any of the privileges of the executive office - which is it, Dickie? Give me a freakin' break. Progressives have lawyers, too. And we can all read, and the words demonstrate clearly that Dick Cheney is not following the rules, i.e. Cheney is BREAKING THE LAW. Get it, got it, good... Now act - call your Congressperson and demand that she/he sign onto House Resolution 333 (sponsored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich).

"In stonewalling the request by Congress's General Accounting Office for records of the energy task force's meetings, Cheney has invoked the hallowed principle of executive privilege. He told a weekend news show that the request is 'unprecedented in the sense that it would make it virtually impossible for me to have confidential conversations with anybody ... You just cannot accept that proposition without putting a chill over the ability of the president and vice president to receive unvarnished advice.'"
--Hiding behind executive privilege only reinforces the sense that he's hiding something smelly. By Scott Rosenberg, Salon, January 29, 2002

Why, oh, why is this man and all of his mechanical parts still the second (?) most powerful man in this country? Let's throw the bum out! IMPEACH DICK CHENEY!!!

Text of Representative Kucinich's House Resolution 333 Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Representative Henry Waxman's Letter to Dick Cheney.

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