Call His Bluff

5 comments June 23rd, 2007at 09:12am Posted by Eli

So if Dick Cheney is claiming to be exempt from executive branch oversight because the Office of the Vice President is actually in the legislative branch because he’s the President of the Senate, then why doesn’t Harry Reid sic the Senate Office of Security on him?

Cheney concocted this tortured exemption for himself back in 2003, when the Senate was safely in Republican hands. Now that the Senate is controlled by Democrats, I see no reason why they can’t hoist him by his own petard. He would end up explaining why neither branch has jurisdiction over him, and it’s hard to see that going over very well.

Entry Filed under: Cheney,Constitution,Democrats,Politics

5 Comments

  • 1. whig  |  June 23rd, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Well, as President of the Senate, Dick Cheney would be in charge of the Senate Office of Security.

  • 2. whig  |  June 23rd, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    I can just imagine the legal reasoning: The President of the Senate is a unique constitutional office which in some cases is more powerful than the President of the United States.

  • 3. whig  |  June 23rd, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    (Indeed he would be, if not subject to executive or congressional oversight.)

  • 4. whig  |  June 23rd, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    Impeach Cheney.

  • 5. ellroon  |  June 23rd, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    He’s operating over to the dark side, in the shadows, if you will…. because nobody expects the Spanish Inquistion!! (/jarring organ chords)


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