The mainstream media apparently doesn’t think this story is too important; I wonder about the average person? How many people have heard about it? As I write this the front pages of CNN and Fox are all about Paris Hilton with no mention of Cheney’s latest corruption.
In case you missed it:
- VP Cheney has claimed he is not part of the Executive branch
- He made that claim in order to not comply with a law forcing disclosure about methods of classifying documents
- He then apparently tried to abolish the agency trying to have this oversight
The Daily Show had a great clip last night. After showing these claims by Cheney of not being part of the Executive Branch they showed a clip from 2001 of him saying (paraphrasing) “Congress has no authority to request that information from me since my office is in the Executive branch.”
Why aren’t more Americans upset by this kind of stuff? This is blatant abuse of power, lying, contradicting yourself to satisfy your own ends and just making crap up. These people don’t care what’s legal or in the constitution, they just state their claim as fact and assume the burden is on everyone else to prove them wrong.
Are people just too desensitized by how much corruption has gone on in this White House? Even more depressing is that a Republican may have a chance at winning the 2008 election.