In response to such requests, Cheney has declared himself to be Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches non grata, non-existant, non-accountable, non-conformist, non-touchable, non-everything...and possibly non-human.
Maybe Cheney really is Darth Vader. He sure as hell acts like the emperor himself.
Quote Olbermann/Countdown/MSNBC: " ...A Bush executive order commands everyone in the executive branch to report on handling of classified material. But Dick Cheney has not done so since 2002.
...the House Oversight Committee revealed that in 2004, the Information Security Oversight Office, ISOO, tried to inspect Cheney's office but was denied entry. In fact, Cheney responded by trying to destroy ISOO.
Why the lack of cooperation? His office says, quote, "The reporting requirement does not apply to Cheney's office, which has both legislative and executive functions." In other words, his functions outside the executive branch exempt him from oversight by the executive branch.
But if he's not the executive branch, and he's not a legislator and not a judge, there remains only one possible alternative-Vice President Dick Cheney is a rogue nation.
Despite the recent capture of his top lieutenant, Mr. Cheney continues to defy the rule of law, attempting to destroy ISOO-an office of the U.S. government, after all-and barring inspections in true Saddam style, leaving only one possible remedy-invade him, in order to establish a free and democratic Dick Cheney."
Truth in jest. Absolutely! But now that Dick has divorced himself from all recognized branches of government, and operates from a place that is so mysterious no one can find it in the Constitution, Congress can take action...if they have the guts.
Either way -- a non branch, branch of government or as Olbermann said, a rogue nation -- Congressional action can be the same.
SANCTIONS! What's the first thing we do with rogue nations? Monetary sanctions. Pull the financial plug and flush Cheney down the toilet.
Look, I don't want to pay for 99 percent of what the government wastes my money on, so why would I want to pay for an office that's been declared "non-executive."
As for Cheney's little reference to the legislative branch, which he will deny he ever said just like he denied he ever said the insurgency is in it last throes, then he must do what all the other legislators do: Fly commercial (except when they can hitch a ride on a lobbyist's jet), no more Air Force 2; no more Secret Service protection; no more driver to take him to work; no more any vice presidential go-withs.
He can't even perform the veeps main function...he can no longer attend any funerals.
Olbermann suggested that if Cheney is a rogue nation, acting on his own, we invade him in order to establish a free and democratic Dick Cheney."
I suggest we invade the Nation of Cheney to re-establish a free and democratic United States of America.