The average person suffered through social studies/history class. Unfortunately, some teachers fail to present the information in an interesting way. While you were nodding off in class, you did not sleep through the addition of the another branch of government, the Cheney Branch.
Cheney has decided, I suppose with the Decider, that he is not a part of any existing part of the infastructure that our founding fathers established.
Can you imagine what Nixon or Hitler would have done with a mastermind such as Cheney in their administrations?