Cheney Waits

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The Bush Administration may look sleepy, and the President himself may be trying for wistful, but someone’s minding the store.

Dick Cheney, everyone’s Uncle Shifty, continues his lunge for power and secrecy even as he goes out the door.

In a court filing over a challenge to his control of Vice Presidential papers, Cheney essentially says that regardless of what you may imagine about the claims of history, a public right to know, or what the law would appear to require,

The vice president alone may determine what constitutes vice presidential records or personal records, how his records will be created, maintained, managed and disposed, and are all actions that are committed to his discretion by law.

Cheney is under court order not to mess with his papers for now, but can the law’s imagination comprehend what  such a towering institutional ego might do as he exits?

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