Court Won't Order Cheney Papers Released

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    looks like cheney got away with it. score one against open gov't. and the first time the dems try this, the GOP is going to scream bloody murder.
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    What's with SCOTUS and the crappy decisions this week? Oh well, wait till the rulings in Rumsfeld v Padilla and Hamdi v Rumsfeld come down. Also Rasul v Bush and Al Odah v U.S.
     
  3. wwworry macrumors regular

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    So we will never know the origin of the US Enronegy policy. ;)
     
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    Oh we will. But by the time we find out there will be nothing we can do to hold this president accountable for his actions. Unless by some weird scenario Bush is re-elected but the Dems take over the House of Reps.
     
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    I think we already do know. If the oil industry's fingerprints weren't all over these policies, then the White House wouldn't have gone to the Supreme Court to avoid disclosing who was involved with formulating them. In fact, they'd have been anxious to show us how even-handed they'd been.
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I am not surprised. The SCOTUS has been more fickle than <choose your own example :) >. At times they are more liberal than most any other court, and other times striking at the heart of the freedoms we enjoy as a nation.

    They first had a chance at righting the way the president is elected back in 2000. And now we have this. This was not a matter of National Security, but energy and economic policy. All documents involved in these closed door meetings should be made public.

    I hate to bring partisan politics into this, but if Clinton had tried to do the same thing Republicans would be all over Clinton and Gore, like white on rice.

    But then again Clinton and Gore did not have business interests with Big Oil like Bush and Cheney have had.

    Wake up American voters. Your interests are being sold to the highest corporate bidder.
     
  7. Voltron macrumors newbie

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    Actual experts who knows about such things that would be required to be known for any kind of energy policy happens to work in the energy industry, like duh. Environmentalists, for example, only know what they want they aren't actually experts in the field at making energy or drilling for oil thus are not qualified to make any recommendations for any kind of energy policy.

    Who do you think helped make energy policy a bunch of temporary laborers? Of course they went to the experts they would've been stupid not to.
     
  8. wwworry macrumors regular

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    I'm an oil-man expert. You should let us drill for more oil where ever we want. Give us bigger subsidies. Let us pollute more. We experts need more money.
     
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    They would also be conscious of considerations such as bad press or bad pr should they mess up and have an accident. Therefore they would put on a priority on how to do it safely for fear the Democrats will use such accidents against them.
     
  10. Neserk macrumors 6502a

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    Women? Fickle during their periods??? Never heard that before (or witnessed it).

    Careful with your stereotyping.
     
  11. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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  12. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    washington post weighs in

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