Cheney Mocks Biden"BIDEN: Vice President Cheney's been the most dangerous vice president we've had probably in American history."
Hmmm. How 'bout Aaron Burr?
If he only understood what the article meant, and applied that knowledge he might have earned that gold star. But...Cheney at least knows which article of the Constitution spells out the powers of the executive branch.
Therefore in comparison to Biden, Cheney gets the gold star for being erudite.
I think mock might not be the word you are looking for. Deflects might be more like it. Hubris and arrogance, hallmarks of Bush/Cheney are all rolled up in his little swan song.Cheney Mocks Biden
In a blunt, unapologetic interview on "FOX News Sunday," Cheney fired back at Biden for declaring in October that "Vice President Cheney has been the most dangerous vice president we've had probably in American history."
"He also said that all the powers and responsibilities of the executive branch are laid out in Article I of the Constitution," Cheney said in a interview that was conducted on Friday. "Well, they're not. Article I of the Constitution is the one on the legislative branch."
"Joe's been chairman of the Judiciary Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee in the Senate for 36 years, teaches constitutional law back in Delaware, and can't keep straight which article of the Constitution provides for the legislature and which provides for the executive. So I think I'd write that off as campaign rhetoric. I don't take it seriously."
Cheney, who is often called the most powerful vice president in history, also challenged Biden's claim that the Bush administration has amassed too much executive authority, a trend Biden reportedly plans to reverse.
"If he wants to diminish the office of the vice president, that's obviously his call," Cheney shrugged. "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."...
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