Dick Cheney continues to refuse to turn over any information to the General Accounting Office about his energy task force. He says that doing so makes it “virtually impossible for me to have confidential conversations with anybody,” as if he has the right or need to do so. I don’t know whether Cheney knew this when he took the job, but our elected officials are accountable to the American people. I agree that there are times when secrecy is needed, particularly when national security is at issue and lives are at stake. But we’re talking about energy policy here, not people who are infiltrating terrorist organizations.