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Cheney Claims To Be President, Insofar As Legal Immunity Is Concerned

May 18th, 2007 | by Ken Grandlund |

Vice-President Dick Cheney’s attorneys told a federal judge Thursday that the Cheney is legally akin to the president because of his unique government role and has absolute immunity from any lawsuit.

But U.S. District Judge Bates interjected that only the President has the “unique” immunities. And by ‘president’ one must assume he means the Decider, the Commander Guy, the Uniter, George W. Bush.

Sorry Dick, but even if you are the guy pulling all the strings behind the scene, even if you are the guy orchestrating all the Mid-East chaos from your undisclosed location, even if you might shoot someone in the face at any moment…from a legal point of view, you’re still the number two guy, and therefore, not ‘absolutely immune’ from everything after all.

The arguments were part of a hearing to determine if the civil case against Cheney, Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, and Richard Armitage for revealing Valerie Wilson’s secret CIA identity can go forward. Plame and Wilson contend that her cover was illegally blown in an effort to seek revenge against her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson for criticizing the Bush administration’s motives in Iraq.

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  1. One Response to “Cheney Claims To Be President, Insofar As Legal Immunity Is Concerned”

  2. By Jet Netwal on May 18, 2007 | Reply

    Delusions of granduer, anyone? Certainly would be convenient to disregard the law and face zero consequences, wouldn’t it Ken? I can think of a lot of personal-use drug offenders taking up prison space who’d like that loophole applied to one and all.

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