Saturday, January 27, 2007

GOP Heartburn: Oh, what a tangled web we weave...

Ex-Aide Says Cheney Led Rebuttal Effort - washingtonpost.com

Whether swearing at a Democrat on the Senate floor or calling Donald Rumsfeld the best defense secretary in U.S. history, his conduct makes even some Republicans nervous. Presidential contender Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Cheney have butted heads over U.S. torture policy, with McCain, a Vietnam POW for five years, demanding the White House forbid it. McCain told a Capitol Hill newspaper, “The president listens too much to the vice president. Of course, the president bears the ultimate responsibility, but he’s been very badly served by both the vice president and, most of all, the secretary of defense (Rumsfeld).”
When asked about that by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Cheney responded laconically, “So?”
Cheney also told Blitzer that the problem with Iraq is that America may not have “the stomach to fight” in Iraq.
There is much hay to be made about this, but the funniest part was that it was wrapped around an ad for "the purple pill," touting it's ability to deal with the symptoms of persistent, recurring heartburn. Ah, Contextual Advertising, a source of much unintentional - but relevant - irony.

The Daily Show vids are not yet up, but I caught it last night, and Stewart's deconstruction of the entire Blizter interview is both hiliarious and hellishly apt - along with his increasingly accurate-seeming hints that Cheney really IS The Penguin.

I do believe it's time for Mr. Cheney to resign, BEFORE he starts quoting Agnew.

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