Saturday, February 9, 2008

so, dick cheney -- the senate pres., takes up a position he officially opposes -- as vice president!

the wa po has it thus:

Vice President Cheney signed on to a brief filed by a majority of Congress yesterday that urged the Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that the District of Columbia's handgun ban is unconstitutional, breaking with his own administration's official position. . .

. . .In order to make his dramatic break with the administration, Cheney invoked his rarely used status as part of Congress, joining the brief as "President of the United States Senate, Richard B. Cheney." It is a position he has used at times to make the point that he is sometimes part of the legislative branch and sometimes part of the executive. . .

. . .National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called the congressional brief "a historical message to the court" that Congress believes the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess firearms. A statement from the organization said it is "grateful and fortunate to have a friend of freedom in the vice president". . .

friend of freedom? now, that is gag-worthy.

need we any more evidence that dick cheney
thinks he is above all checks and balances
to which mere mortals are subject? nope.

he seems to think he can just change the
stones in his dainty little tiarra, and declare
that he opposes, what he, as vice president, supports.

p a t h e t i c.


Liberality said...

on the one hand, as vice president, he wants the government to have unchecked powers. but on the other hand, as the leader of the senate, he wants to protect 2nd admendment rights? yeah right, he's just kissing the fundy wingnuts' asses to placate them.

nolo said...

hey lib -- i actually think it is
an even more sinister irony: on
the one [old white guy] hand, he
knows the DC handgun ban has re-
duced crime in the district.

on the other [macho old white
guy -- but nearing frailty] hand, he
wants the right to carry concealed weapons,
himself, in DC, once he is a private
citizen again -- on 1.21.09.

so -- and to placate the NRA -- he
opposes HIS OWN agenda.

what a tool.