Monday, June 25, 2007

Stevie Joe Takes on Darth Cheney

Now, hang on with me for just a minute. Dick "Dick" Cheney has got to go, but it ain't that simple. See, as soon as you say something like that, eyes roll, and people accuse you of being partisan. That is the fault of those who promote a partisan approach to politics, not Stevie Joe.

With all the bickering between the two parties, it's often hard to get a good, objective look at what's going on. Is Dick up to no good, or are the liberals just spinning it that way? Let's take a closer look and see why Stevie Joe thinks it's time for the VP to go.

If you haven't heard the story yet, Darth Cheney has apparently declared that he is not subject to a presidential executive order because his office is "not an entity within the executive branch." Details are in my post of a few days ago. This immediately begs the question, "Well, what branch is it in?" Dick has not yet answered that one, but the speculation is that he will argue that as President of the Senate, the Vice President is actually part of the legislative branch. This is, of course, a bunch of bull-puckey, but let's hear him out.

If the VP is part of the Senate, then it seems reasonable that his office is then subject to the rules and laws governing that body. However, I don't get the impression that Dick intends to go along with that either since he hasn't done it yet. Instead, it seems that this maneuver is intended to avoid any oversight. Yes, it looks like Darth Cheney is attempting to build a fourth branch of government that does not have to answer to anyone. If so, we have ourselves a major constitutional crisis.

Unless the Vice President can agree to abide by the laws and rules that govern the rest of Washington, D.C., then impeachment might be the only recourse. He is disobeying a presidential executive order and refusing to comply with the safeguards that protect documents pertaining to our national security. Nobody can be above the law, and if Darth Cheney cannot comply, then he must be removed from office.

This has nothing to do with policy. It has nothing to do with the political right or left. It has only to do with upholding our Constitution and rule of law. Any Vice President, Republican or Democrat, must be held to the same standard.

I'm Stevie Joe Parker, and I approve this message,
Stevie Joe Parker

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