While the Oval Office is traditionally the center of power, New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer notes on the show, "The strange thing about this administration is all of the most crucial decisions seem to be taking place in the vice president's office, or even the vice president's counsel's office."The entire show was about Cheney's successful quest to make the executive branch stronger and above the law and any oversight.
In an interview for a Fox News special about Cheney that aired over the weekend, Bush insisted that he's the decider -- but even kindly disposed Fox News reporter Brett Baier noted that Bush was unusually vague in describing his relationship with the vice president.
I have mentioned this before, take the American Freedom Pledge: 'We are Americans, and in our America we do not torture, we do not imprison people without charge or legal remedy, we do not tap people's phones and e-mails without court order, and above all we do not give any president unchecked power. I pledge to fight to protect and defend the Constitution from attack by any president.'"
Froomkin takes questions. Today: Bush at 24%: 'I am Relevant'. There are a lot of good relevant links in his blogs and even answering email questions.