The picture on this post is supposed to be an "over the top" indictment of Dick Cheney comparing him with the characther of Big Brother in Orwell's dystopian novel "1984". Of course, that's a bit of a stretch isn't it? This could never happen in America right? Well, probably, although there are some chilling bits of information that have recently come to light regarding this administration's fundamental disregard of or skirting the constitutional boundaries of the executive branch of government. Unless you've been hiding under a rock you know the Bush Administration has been flagrant in their abuse of presidential power. Whether it's through signing statements that the President uses to essentially alter legislation passed by Congress, or the administration's refusal to hand over information at the request of the Congress, this executive branch has moved more towards autocracy than any other in our nation's brief history. Remember the President's tantrum in the Oval Office when he was discussing the constitutionality of the Patriot Act? "It's Just a God Damned Piece of Paper!" the president allegedly screamed at one of the members of the meeting. Fellow citizens of Oceania, we must be very careful in our discussions going forward. Remember, Big Brother is watching and listening!
Reason 579 for wishing an end to this god awful experience: Vice President Dick Cheney and his blatant disregard and disrespect of the framework of our constitutional government.
Until tomorrow Proles,
Winston Smith, er...