Holding the Executive Accountable

This is from yesterday's Washington Post:
The corollary to Cheney's zealous embrace of secrecy is his near total aversion to the notion of accountability. I've never seen a former member of the House of Representatives demonstrate such contempt for Congress - even when it was controlled by his own party. His insistence on invoking executive privilege to block virtually every congressional request for information has been stupefying - it's almost as if he denies the legitimacy of an equal branch of government. Nor does he exhibit much respect for public opinion, which amounts to indifference toward being held accountable by the people who elected him.

It's an excerpt from a column by the former Vice President Walter F. Mondale. Here's a link to the original: http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that Mondale didn't hold back. He must just grit his teeth when he sees what a mockery G&D make of the "people's democracy."


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