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When the Vice President Does It, That Means It’s Not Illegal: FRANK RICH; Tears on My Pillow: MAUREEN DOWD
01 Jul 2007
RICH: Another half-century could pass before Americans learn the full story of the secrets buried by Dick Cheney and his boss.

HE COMPLETE ARTICLE WITH ALL HYPERLINKS AND MORE
OP-ED COLUMNIST
When the Vice President Does It, That Means It’s Not Illegal
By FRANK RICH
Published: 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.

The ridicule was so widespread that finally even this White House had to blink. By midweek, it had abandoned that particularly ludicrous argument, if not its spurious larger claim that Mr. Cheney gets a free pass to ignore rules regulating federal officials' handling of government secrets.

That retreat might allow us to mark the end of this installment of the Bush-Cheney Follies but for one nagging problem: Not for the first time in the history of this administration — or the hundredth — has the real story been lost amid the Washington kerfuffle. Once the laughter subsides and you look deeper into the narrative leading up to the punch line, you can unearth a buried White House plot that is more damning than the official scandal. This plot once again snakes back to the sinister origins of the Iraq war, to the Valerie Wilson leak case and to the press failures that enabled the administration to abuse truth and the law for too long.

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Posted by CRIMES AND CORRUPTION OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS mparent7777 Marc Parent CCNWON

Labels: Bush, Cheney, FRANK RICH, impeachment, Iraq, Libby, News, Plame, Politics, The New York Times, war



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THE COMPLETE ARTICLE
THE NEW YORK TIMES

OP-ED COLUMNIST
Tears on My Pillow
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: July 1, 2007

“I miss Albania!” W. wails. “They know how to treat a president there. Women were kissing me and men rubbed my hair. The crowd kept yelling, ‘Bushie!,’ and they almost grabbed the watch right off my wrist trying to get at me.”

The concerned group huddling outside the president’s closed-bedroom door in Kennebunkport can barely hear him. His voice is muffled because he has his face buried in his feather pillow, which the Secret Service has carefully transported from Washington to Maine for the weekend, knowing that it would be needed. They guard it so conscientiously that they have even given it a code name. Since the president’s Secret Service name is Tumbler, his agents christened his beloved pillow Slumber. . .

His mother steps briskly up to the door. “Now listen, Georgie,” Barbara says. “We didn’t invite Dick. He’s not our kind. He has utterly ruined your presidency. There’s a Washington Post series I want you to read. I’ve put it in the kitchen by your bowl of Cookie Crisps. It explains all about how Dick played you for a fool on everything from Iraq to capital gains. He set up the West Wing paper flow in a way that undermined your goals and advanced his. He let you act like you were the Decider, dear, when you were really just the Dupe.”

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http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/2007/07/tears-on-my-pillow-maureen-dow

Posted by CRIMES AND CORRUPTION OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS mparent7777 Marc Parent CCNWON

Labels: Bush, Cheney, impeachment, Maureen Dowd, New York Times, News, Politics



AND MORE
http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/
http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/38
See also:
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http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/38

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