Sunday, June 24, 2007


The Washington Post has done a marvelous piece on Vice President Cheney's role in the White House. It's long and it's the first of two articles, but it is an absolute must-read for anyone wishing to gain an insight into the Bush White House. In some ways, it confirms what we have known all along: that Cheney wields inordinate power in the Bush Administration. Indeed, it reveals this in rather terrifying form. In other ways, though, it presents a picture we haven't seen: a White House divided, pitting Cheney against the likes of Ashcroft, Powell, and even Rice.

At the end of the day, the article seems to depict a Vice President who has no concern for accountability or the opinions of others. Not an "evil" man, but one thoroughly consumed and corrupted by power and given the degree of power he wields within the Administration he poses a grave danger to our constitutional structure.

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