Monday, November 06, 2006

Cheney to America: go fuck yourself

Remember back in the summer of 2004 when the man who is just a heartbeat from the—oh, who are we kidding?—Dick Cheney told the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee to go enjoy his own company? Well, two years later, the Veep is thinking: share the love.

In the span of one short interview, Vice President Dick managed to make it clear—on two separate occasions—that he really doesn’t care about what American’s might think, or what Congress might do, or about the law of the land, for that matter.

First, Cheney asserted that, come hell, high water, or even a Democratic majority in Congress, the policy on Iraq would be not just to stay the course, but to do it “full speed ahead.”

It may not be popular with the public — it doesn't matter in the sense that we have to continue the mission and do what we think is right. And that's exactly what we're doing. We're not running for office. We're doing what we think is right.

How steadfast and unaccountable of you. And, speaking of unaccountable, should Cheney be called on account, called before a Democratic Congress to testify, well, he just won’t go. . . even if subpoenaed.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You’ve talked a lot about the consequences of the Democrats taking over congress in the last week. Nancy Pelosi said this: “we win, speaking of the democrat, we get subpoena power.” If you’re subpoenaed by the Democrats, would you go?

CHENEY: I have no idea that I’m going to be subpoenaed. Obviously, we’d sit down and look at it at the time. But probably not in the sense at that Vice President and President and constitutional officers don’t appear before the Congress.

Oh really?

As if you needed another reason to vote tomorrow—and to vote for Democrats—big swinging Dick just gave you two.

Change our course in Iraq. Hold those in the White House accountable. Show obnoxious chickenhawks like Cheney whose country this is. Vote Democratic on November 7th.

(Need more reasons? Really? Then have a look at Sunday’s New York Times.)


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