Well, This is Promising

Looks like Biden is taking pains to emphasize that he will be as un-Cheney-esque as Cheney was un-vice presidential.

Obviously, this isn’t exactly surprising, but it’s nice to see both Biden and Reid emphasize the importance of separation of powers. With so much to do in Obama’s first year of president, it would be easy to rationalize subordinating Congress to the executive branch in the same way the Bush administration did through DeLay and Frist. But if the Obama White House were to take that precedent and run with it, then the previous administration would have succeeded in permanently damaging the very fabric of American democracy.


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