Who is Cheney kidding? It is common knowledge that Cheney has been the most feared and mistrusted Vice-President in history - has any other Vice-President shouted profanities in Congress?
The newspapers recently asked what would happen if we had another Water Gate. I say nothing... there have been numerous situations worse than Water Gate and all the potential Deep Throats have all gone into hiding. They are all afraid of Cheney.
Biden: Cheney was probably the "most dangerous" vice president in U.S. history.
Cheney, Biden Spar In TV Appearances
Discord Centers on Scope of Executive Power
By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 22, 2008; Page A02
Vice President Cheney and his successor, Joseph R. Biden Jr., exchanged insults yesterday in a pair of unusually critical television interviews, laying bare apparent animosity between the two as Cheney prepares to hand over power next month.
Cheney, offering no regrets or apologies for his aggressive role in guiding national security policies over the past eight years, openly mocked Biden for citing the wrong part of the Constitution during a campaign debate and for pledging to pursue a less expansive agenda than Cheney has.
"If he wants to diminish the office of the vice president, that's obviously his call," Cheney said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday." He added: "President-elect Obama will decide what he wants in a vice president and, apparently, from the way they're talking about it, he does not expect him to have as consequential a role as I have had during my time."
Biden said in an interview on ABC's "This Week" that Cheney was "dead wrong" in his views about unfettered presidential powers during wartime and that the approach "has been not healthy for our foreign policy, not healthy for our national security, and it has not been consistent with our Constitution." He said he intended to "restore the balance" in power between the presidency and the vice presidency.
The sparring revealed lingering tensions between Cheney and Biden, who said during the election campaign that Cheney was probably the "most dangerous" vice president in U.S. history...more