Executive Order 13292, issued by President Bush on March 25, 2003, deals with the handling of classified material. That order was not an entirely new document but was, instead, an amendment to an earlier Executive Order, number 12958, issued by President Bill Clinton on April 17, 1995. Throughout Executive Order 13292, there are changes to the original Clinton order which, in effect, give the vice president the power of the president in dealing with classified material.
So, it would seem that even if the leak of Valerie Plame's name is tied to Cheney, the VP would be legally blameless because of fucking Executive Order 13292.
It makes me wanna puke.
[Sorry folks, I lost some data and had to repost this earlier entry.]