Gray Flannel Dwarf

4/28/2006

Watergate floodgate

So ever since this administration has been in power — and I guess beforehand — they’ve been an image of old-style hardline neocon, and have always given the impression that they want to go back to the good ole days. There’s Rumsfeld, who once thought about running for President himself. There’s Cheney in there as VP. And now, there’s a brewing sex scandal at, of all places, The Watergate Hotel? The GOP would like you to believe they are the party of ideas. Certainly not any new ones, obviously!

Per Merriam-Webster, definition 3a for ‘conservative’:

3 a : tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions : TRADITIONAL

Indeed…


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6/26/2004

Balls and Cheney

Washington Post:

Cheney said he “probably” used an obscenity in an argument Tuesday on the Senate floor with Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and added that he had no regrets. “I expressed myself rather forcefully, felt better after I had done it,” Cheney told Neil Cavuto of Fox News. The vice president said those who heard the putdown agreed with him. “I think that a lot of my colleagues felt that what I had said badly needed to be said, that it was long overdue.”

Of course he has no regrets. Why should he defend dropping the f-bomb? After all, they’ve already shown to be pretty adept at dropping thousands of other ill-conceived and unnecessary munitions over the past year.

Pompous prick. Personally, I don’t particularly care that he dropped the f-bomb; everyone has moments where their tempers get the best of them. Hell, I even got ejected from a kickball game the other day for needlessly pegging the ball at some guy who decided to intentionally fly through the air at me, kamikaze-style, while running to third base. But you won’t see me claiming my response was either righteous or well-deserved.

It is too bad, however, that this wasn’t publicly aired; I’d loved to have seen the FCC’s reaction to this one.

CNN’s coverage of this story.


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