Don’t take my word for it. Read for yourselves:
The Oversight Committee has learned that over the objections of the National Archives, Vice President Cheney exempted his office from the presidential order that establishes government-wide procedures for safeguarding classified national security information. The Vice President asserts that his office is not an “entity within the executive branch.”
That’s pretty much a double-dog dare if I ever heard one. It goes against everything that we and the children not left behind have learned about this government, not to mention Article 2 of that irrelevant Constitution. Take a trip with me below the fold and I think the issue will be come clearer.
Here’s the concept we’ve all come to know and love:
I’d say that’s a straightforward diagram showing all of the branches of government, and who presides over each of them. Heck, at first glance it really does look like the Vice President is in the Executive. If you look a little closer, though, you’ll see how Cheney distinguishes himself from the branch: