May 13, 2009

Being Seriously Hard on Dick

MoDo is letting it all hang out. In a piece published yesterday in the New York Times, Dowd pulls out all the record books and does some serious paint blistering. Pointing to Cheney’s responses Sunday in a televised interview with Bob Schieffer, where he continues defending the indefensible, Dowd comments…

“Cheney has replaced Sarah Palin as Rogue Diva. Just as Jeb Bush and other Republicans are trying to get kinder and gentler, Cheney has popped out of his dungeon, scary organ music blaring, to carry on his nasty campaign of fear and loathing.

The man who never talked is now the man who won’t shut up. The man who wouldn’t list his office in the federal jobs directory, who had the vice president’s residence blocked on Google Earth, who went to the Supreme Court to keep from revealing which energy executives helped him write the nation’s energy policy, is now endlessly yelping about how President Obama is holding back documents that should be made public.”

TIME Magazine’s Michael Duffy is just as hard on Dick as MoDo, but couches it in somewhat less abrasive terms.

“In any case, Cheney's reappearance delights Democrats — "Bring it on!" quipped a White House official Tuesday afternoon when asked about Cheney's re-emergence — and dismayed Republicans. Said one: "We're trying to turn the page and he's climbing out of the grave to haunt us."

Yep, just like a bunch of the wingnutty babble one hears these days, Cheney is showing us how the neoconservatives have blinded themselves to the truth. They are hypocrites, and Cheney is the current hypocrite in chief.

My conservative friend has pointed to journalism such as this as being the reason for the demise of the print media. By taking anti-neocon positions, he says, the rags and mags are greasing the pole to their own doom. Perhaps so, but I think not. Just because you do not like the truth does not make it any less truthful.


Rogue Medic said...

I guess he wants to make sure that the swing voters never forget why they swung their vote from Republican to Democrat. I'm surprised that the Taliban could ever dislike him. Well there is that little religious disagreement, but Vice President Cheney does seem to represent much of what Christians oppose.