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  •  That's why I have always called it the Cheney/Bush (8+ / 0-)

    ... Reign of Terror©.

    The fact that Cheney was calling the shots while the hapless, lazy, ignorant Bush was moving his lips is not news to anyone who was paying attention.

    •  I disagree. (1+ / 0-)
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      You can't definitively draw the conclusion that Cheney was President. Especially not from words from Cheney's mouth.

      It's just as possible that Bush used Cheney's meglomania as a lighting rod so he (Bush) could get away with all manner of shady dealings. Better to be thought of as a dolt than to let 'em see you comin'.

    •  When Cheney declared himself exempt (6+ / 0-)

      from all requirements and limitations placed on the executive branch because he was a member of the legislative branch (since the Vice President serves as the President Pro Tempore of the Senate)...

      and then declared himself exempt from all requirements and limitations placed on the legislative branch because he was a member of the executive branch...

      and nobody said, "Uh, no, Dick," it was clear to me that we had a newly visible form of power in this country that was operating outside the Constitution and beyond the will of anyone, even the President, to constrain it.  

      "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

      by KateCrashes on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 03:59:50 PM PST

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