Dick Cheney and why is he secrative? 13 replies

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#1 11 years ago

Besides the hunting accident, there has been little to no information about what Dick Cheney does as Vice-President. Since Dubya is a big picture kind of guy, do you think Cheney does all of the micro-managing of Bush's decisions? Why is he so secretive about everything and why is he (and his office) so unaccessible to the media/journalists? Unlike Bush, Cheney is a very intelligent individual (albeit potentially greedy and demented) which makes it all the more frightening about what he could be doing behind closed doors.




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#2 11 years ago

Cause like 99% of the rest of the human race the dude likes his personal space and some GD privacy?

Seriously, if i was a VP, even a popular one, id tell the media to GTFO of my office and private life as well




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#3 11 years ago
Roaming EastSeriously, if i was a VP, even a popular one, id tell the media to GTFO of my office and private life as well

Every person has a right to privacy in his private life and the media should respect that. However that's not the case when it comes to Cheney's vice presidency and his work in the Bush administration: transparency is essential corner stone of democratic system of government and unless it's not directly a matter of national security, vice president Dick Cheney must be open about his position as VP and what he does in the White House. Secrecy, concealing & cabinet politics is not the way to go.




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#4 11 years ago

I don't think such transparency is a great idea, telling everyone about the details of national securities has it's benefits and it's downfalls. I'm not a fan of Cheney, but I don't think his actions are too secretive either, besides he'll be gone in a year. The congress should, however, be in the public eye, such decisions affect the lives of citizens every day, but most people have no idea what decisions are being made and what their "elected" government is doing. Most don't care, because they aren't educated about it, or they are simply apathetic until it hits them personally.




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#5 11 years ago
Chemix2I don't think such transparency is a great idea, telling everyone about the details of national securities has it's benefits and it's downfalls.

I don't think none of us are arguing that the issues directly concerning the national security should be made public.

but most people have no idea what decisions are being made and what their "elected" government is doing.

The US Congress and President are elected by the people, not "elected" by the people, even though the method is undemocratic. No matter the huge campaign funds of Clark Candidate if the people simply won't vote for him but some other candidate instead.




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#6 11 years ago

Off topic:

Relander-You might want to get your awards thing fixed...it says "Master Debater '06" and that, when spoken aloud, can generate more lowbrow jokes than a mentioning of the Navy during a pervert convention.

On topic:

Dick's a fed. Feds never tell the public anything. Especially not Communist feds. That explains it all.




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#7 11 years ago

Relander;3825137I don't think none of us are arguing that the issues directly concerning the national security should be made public.

The US Congress and President are elected by the people, not "elected" by the people, even though the method is undemocratic. No matter the huge campaign funds of Clark Candidate if the people simply won't vote for him but some other candidate instead.

By "elected" I mean people aren't majorly concerned when they vote and that the candidates are all rich and powerful people, atleast those that are on the ballots can can afford a tv slot before 1 AM. So those that choose are choosing between 0.9, [SIZE="1"]1.0[/SIZE] & 1.1, there's not much difference and voting in the middle is generally considered a "wasted vote" because no one takes the gumption to do it.




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#8 11 years ago
PhawskyRelander-You might want to get your awards thing fixed...it says "Master Debater '06" and that, when spoken aloud, can generate more lowbrow jokes than a mentioning of the Navy during a pervert convention.

And we wouldn't have it any other way.




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#9 11 years ago
Chemix2By "elected" I mean people aren't majorly concerned when they vote

I didn't know that you're so well aware of how all American individuals vote in the elections and that you have some in-depth knowledge about the issue. That's nice.

So those that choose are choosing between 0.9, [SIZE="1"]1.0[/SIZE] & 1.1, there's not much difference

I don't think that's the case, there are many differences in ideas & policies between many political candidates unless you consider that having major differences, the candidates should be communists & die-hard conservatives.




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#10 11 years ago

More people vote for the next American Idol star than for who gets to be president, that says something towards the apathy of Americans towards their political system.

Democrats and Republicans are both pragmatic on issues that matter to people and are both corrupt. Democrats voted in the Military Commissions Act, Republicans voted in the Patriot Act, Democrats and Republicans are equally responsible for what is happening in this country, we are controlled by corporations that sponsor or are run by major political candidates and now with the aforementioned acts in place the corporations can prevent inventions or political pushes that would harm their profits.




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