This court case was all about Henry Wasman and company having an opportunity to have the words “Cheney Sued” in print for several years, so this is no surprise:
The Supreme Court refused Thursday to order the Bush administration to make public secret details of Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force, but kept the case alive by sending it back to a lower court.
Justices said 7-2 that a lower court should consider whether a federal open government law could be used to get documents of the task force.
rather than look at the energy bill and decide what is objectionable about it that way, the Democrats have upped the ante, and are trying to set a precedent- it doesn’t matter what is in the legisltion, it is only important who talked to the Vice-President before legislation was constructed. Weird, hunh? Not when slander and attack-dog politics is your forte. This shit just has to end, too:
The issues in the case have been overshadowed by conflict-of-interest questions about Justice Antonin Scalia.
Scalia had defiantly refused to step down from hearing the case involving Cheney, despite criticism that his impartiality has been brought into question because of a hunting vacation that he took with Cheney while the court was considering the vice president’s appeal.
A.) He didn’t take the trip “with” Cheney. Cheney happened to be there.
B.) Withouth Scalia, the vote is 6-2.
I am so tired of these antics from the Democrats.
If you thought this was anything but an opportunity to smear and a fishing expedition, check out the Washington Monthly:
The Supreme Court has ruled that Dick Cheney doesn’t have to turn over the records of his energy task force meetings. Bummer. For an unvarnished look at what Republican administrations care about and what they don’t, this probably would have been unbeatable.
And just what is it about energy policy that the White House thinks ought to be kept secret, anyway? After all, it’s not like national security or military policy was part of the discussion, right?
It doesn’t matter what ‘they’ really care about. It is what they did- or tried to do. Go read the damned Energy bill, because that IS THE ENERGY POLICY.