The Binary Executive
Now I understand why the Bush administration monarchists like the phrase "unitary executive." They were hiding their actual aim to create a binary executive, in which the Vice President is not subordinate to the President. The fiercest proponent of Presidential power was David Addington first counsel now chief of staff of Cheney. The absurd claims, which convince no sensible person but might flatter a total idiot, were part of their plan to seize power exploiting the total idiocy of Bush.