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Bulletin: Dick Cheney is actually *NOT* Dick Cheney…

By Brian | June 27, 2007 | Share on Facebook

OK, so Dick Cheney’s assertion that he’s not in the executive branch will rightly receive a ton of airplay over the next few weeks and months (years?), possibly replacing the “shot a guy in the face” line as the most popular disparaging remark about the Vice President. What can I say – he made his own bed on this one…

Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds, on the other hand, points out the funniest thing about the whole affair by far:

IMPEACH CHENEY IF YOU WANT, but do bear in mind that he’ll preside over his own impeachment trial.
No, really. The Senate has the sole power to try impeachments. The Vice President is the President of the Senate. He presides. The Constitution provides for only one exception in cases of impeachment: “When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside.” That’s because of the obvious conflict-of-interest of having the VP preside when the President is tried. But there’s no similar provision for having someone else preside if the Vice President is impeached.

(Hat tip: Scalzi)

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