posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 06:33 PM
Originally posted by jsobecky
Riiight...just tell that to Alberto Gonzalez.
Well, somebody should have...
By your logic (that the president is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer just because he's the boss), that means that, by virtue of his position as the
Commander in Chief, he's also the Chief Ordnance Expert, Chief Demolitions Expert, Chief Sniper, Chief Quartermaster, and the chief cook and bottle
washer to boot!
A Police Chief hires a deputy. That doesn't make the Police Chief the "Chief Deputy".
A CEO hires a Chief Technical Officer. That doesn't make the CEO the "Chief Chief Technical Officer".
The buck stops with the president, but he is not a king and he's not the "chief" of every position that he fills.
There is a necessary separation between the office of President and the Justice Department.
Say whatever you want. That doesn't change the way the government works. But I can see that debating this point with you is useless, because it's
clear you agree with Cheney in his mistaken claims.