Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Jon Stewart's job is too easy


You know The Daily Show couldn't let Cheney's recent ridiculous arguments about not being part of the executive branch pass without some comment. Crooks and Liars is your source for TDS political videos.

Not only are Cheney's arguments ridiculous, they contradict stances he's taken about "executive privilege" in the past:
That's quite opposite the argument Cheney made in 2001, when he said that a congressional probe into the workings of his energy task force "would unconstitutionally interfere with the functioning of the executive branch." Cheney has, in effect, declared himself to be neither fish nor fowl but an exotic, extraconstitutional beast who answers to no one.
Question for Democrats in Congress: How outlandish does Cheney have to get before you impeach him? (Republicans, feel free to reply.)

Congressional Democrats are doing some nice countering, though:

Over on the House side of the Capitol, the chairman of the Democratic caucus, Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), was equally unforgiving. He wants Congress to cut funding for the executive branch to reflect the fact that the Office of the Vice President is no longer part of that branch.

Cruelly, Emanuel said he would also oppose any attempt by Cheney to play in the congressional baseball game, held last night. "He would remake the rules to his liking," the congressman explained.

Not only is Cheney very bad, he's also an embarrassment to the nation. We should impeach him if only to preserve some sense of national honor.

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