Saturday, July 19, 2008

Admit It - You're Going to Miss Cheney

So neither soon-to-be nominees have picked running mates yet, so we don't know who the new Veep might be. But we do know we'll be saying goodbye to Cheney in January. Of course, it's not soon enough, I was more than willing to say goodbye to this fool 10 seconds after he took office.

But I also have to admit that I'm going to miss the guy. I mean, after all, how often do we get to have a truly, remorseless and evil being in that office. I dare say, looking over Veeps of the past, we have had weak, power-hungry, and borderline morons (ah, yes, we also have a part of us that misses Dan "potatos" Quayle). But until Darth Cheney took office, we haven't had a relentlessly vicious, self-centered and evil being in that office.

Would the next Veep shoot a man in the face, dismiss concerns of the American public with a one-word ("so?") response? Help push the nation into a war that benefits his friends and donation-friendly corporations while shrugging his shoulders at the human cost of the conflict?

I was thinking of this today as I was looking at a newly released report by the Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming that is subtitled "How Big Oil Persuaded the Bush Administration to Abandon Proposed Regulations for Global Warming Pollution." The report looks into the pressure Cheney and his friends in the oil industry put on senior administration officials who were leaning to favoring using the Clean Air Act to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to the work of Cheney & buddies, those mis-guided Bush administration officials abandoned that silly notion.

Dick Cheney. Is there anything he won't do for big oil?


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

Do you think Cheney has exceeded the ignominy of Spiro Agnew? He's still my favorite rogue Veep for his alliterative gems, e.g. "nattering nabobs of negativism." I've been proud to call myself an "effete snob" ever since his first term in office!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes he has, if only one can never imagine a phrase as elegant in its alliteration and oddness as nnon coming out of Darth C.

4:40 PM  

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