Thursday, February 16, 2006

My favorite quote from Faux News interview of Dick Cheney.

Dick "Elmer Fudd" Cheney finally broke his silence about shooting a 78 year old man in the face and heart. Here's my favorite quote from the interview with Brit Hume. Much of the questioning related to the bumbled effort to keep the story out of sight. Cheney ended the interview with my favorite quote:

"One of the problems we have as a government is our inability to keep secrets."

Since I always strive to be scrupulously fair, I should mention that he wasn't talking about the fact that he nearly killed his hunting buddy because he failed to follow basic hunting safety. What he was talking about is the fact that the Administration's illegal program of spying on Americans has been outed. The Nation's slide into a dictatorship has been slowed, if not stalled, so you can understand why to Cheney it seems like "damage has been done."

Let's look at the bright side, Dick. All of this attention to you shooting, and nearly killing someone has taken attention away from the following stories:

  • Cheney erased emails during the relevant time frame in the Scooter Libby intvestigation.
  • Cheney authorized Libby to release state secrets to the press.
  • Republican lawmakers release highly critical report on Administration's failures in response to Hurrican Katrina.
  • Homeland Security Secretary Chernoff testifies in Senate: Hint: They're not keeping us safer.
  • Iraq situation getting worse according to Republican Senator Chuck Hegal.
  • More Abu Gharib photos.
  • Anti-American rioting in Pakastan
  • Government spends nearly two billion dollars on propaganda.
  • Hearings in Senate about treatment of whistleblowers in Federal Government.
  • Findings about who is at Guantanimo. Hint: It's not Al-Quaida nor enemy combatants.
  • U.N. urges shutdown of Guantanimo, citing torture by U.S. troops.
  • Jack Abramoff.

  • I could go on, but it's getting late. Get well soon, Harry.

    “… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”

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