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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Is Darth the VP of the United States or does he head the government of his own country?

i don't understand how the shit he can get away with this...
The Office of Vice President Dick Cheney told an agency within the National Archives that for purposes of securing classified information, the Vice President's office is not an 'entity within the executive branch' according to a letter released Thursday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

"The Oversight Committee has learned that over the objections of the National Archives, you exempted the Office of the Vice President from the presidential executive order that establishes a uniform, government-wide system for safeguarding classified national security information," Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), the Committee's chairman, wrote in a letter to Cheney. "Your decision to exempt your office from the President's order is problematic because it could place national security secrets at risk. It is also hard to understand given the history of security breaches involving officials in your office."

Waxman noted that Cheney's office had declared itself not affected by an executive order amended by President George W. Bush in 2003 regarding classification and declassification of government materials.

i do believe that the vice president serves as the president of the united states senate... therefore, by extension, the office of the vice president is subject to the rules governing the senate, yes...? no...? if he's not within the executive branch, that leaves only the legislative branch, and the judiciary, right...?
The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. As designated by the Constitution of the United States, the vice president also serves as the President of the Senate, and may break tie votes in that chamber.


As President of the Senate (Article I, Section 3), the vice president oversees procedural matters and may cast a tie-breaking vote.

so, darth, if you insist on where you're NOT, where ARE you...? hmmmmmm...??

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