Listened to the opening remarks for this morning's confirmation hearings for Robert Gates. Senator Warner (Republican) reminded Gates of his own writings on the importance of the executive branch cooperating with Congress. Nice reminder, of course, but one that I believe is completely lost on this President. Actually, Robert Gates' nomination is my one ray of hope. Hope that this President has actually learned a little humility and will rely on some pragmatic approach to the world's problems--instead of some Left Behind version.
That reminded me of this article from the Boston Globe detailing just how dangerous the number 2 man is to our democracy. You can read it here. Very interesting scan of Cheney's attempt to restore power to the executive branch. This reporting would have been nice, btw, in 2004 when we were warning the American people of this power grab, but better late than never.