Sensing that his argument might fall on deaf ears, Cheney got creative in the interviews as he searched for the best image for conveying his simultaneous membership in the two branches of government.
“The fact is, the vice president is sort of a weird duck in the sense that you do have some duties that are executive and some are legislative,” he told King.
In the CBS interview, Cheney opted for a different image. “The vice president is kind of a unique creature, if you will, in that you’ve got a foot in both branches,” he said.
Dick Cheney, creative wordsmith. We do learn though that, say what you will about Dick Cheney's declining influence, he still sits on the National Security Council.