A federal judge has just ordered that Cheney's "visiting logs" be released (which would reveal his doubtlessly embarrassing contacts with various lobbyists, and this just before the elections).
However, one thing Republicans are good at (as with all good lawyers) is framing an argument, no matter how absurd, in their favor.
Cheney's attorneys say: “This case is about protecting the effective functioning of the vice presidency under the Constitution...”
Now watch this. Rearrange the words just slightly and (as with all lies) viola, out pops the truth:
This case is about protecting the effective functioning of the Constitution under the vice-presidency.
A democracy needs to know what its leaders are doing.