When the Vice President Does It, That Means It’s Not Illegal

July 1, 2007

WHO knew that mocking the Constitution could be nearly as funny as shooting a hunting buddy in the face? Among other comic dividends, Dick Cheney’s legal theory that the vice president is not part of the executive branch yielded a priceless weeklong series on “The Daily Show” and an online “Doonesbury Poll,” conducted at Slate, to name Mr. Cheney’s indeterminate branch of government.

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Published in: on June 30, 2007 at 10:42 pm  Comments (6)  

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6 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. access to select articles

    (latest access info always under the donkey picture)

  2. Thanks again, Jenny. What would we do without Frank Rich…and you?

  3. Jenny … my thanks also.

    Comment on Rich’s piece – Has W issued an executive order given pardon authority to the VP ?

  4. the link to Frank’s article doesn’t seem to be working (the full text is now coming on screen)…i see a user-id/passwd, but how to use them?
    if someone could publish here the steps (or clues), we’d appreciate.

    thanks a lot!

  5. you use them at the nytimes site login

  6. thanks a lot, jenny!

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