Dick Cheney on the Constitution: “I had Other Priorities”
What’s all that screeching and squealing? It’s starting to sound like that “make a noise like a pig” scene from Deliverance. Why, it’s Scooter Libby, and he’s squealing about his Mentor, Dick Cheney.
Squirming under pressure, Scooter Libby is expected to point the finger at Cheney. Libby will be claiming that Cheney instructed and encouraged him to “share” classified information with reporters. Some of this “shared” information was Valerie Plame’s identity as a CIA agent.
Hmmm…would Dick Cheney really try to get even with Joseph Wilson (Valerie Plame’s husband) by leaking his wife’s identity?
This can’t possibly be surprising. If you’re wondering if Cheney could really be such a vengeful, ruthless little shit, let’s see what he thinks about Bush’s latest wiretapping scandal.
Cheney’s views on domestic spying include: “It’s good, solid, sound policy. It’s the right thing to do.”
He also said the President’s authority under the Constitution needs to be “unimpaired.” “Watergate and a lot of the things around Watergate and Vietnam … served to erode the authority I think the President needs to be effective, especially in the national security area.”
And now things seem to be closing in on our pathetic little would-be dictator. Senators from both parties have said Cheney should be investigated if he OK’ed the CIA leak. Poor little Dickie; the Constitution is such a pain in the ass.
And finally, our Vice President has a little riddle for you. What’s the difference between a covey of quail and a 78-year-old lawyer?