Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Getting to do something Goebbels couldn't do

Because I'm sure that roast would be one of the few to top the appalling sight of this:

Conservatives gathered at the Plaza hotel in Manhattan Monday night to roast the former Vice President at an event where many of the biggest laugh lines touched on the most controversial policies of a key architect of his administration’s War on Terror. At the gathering, hosted by Commentary, figures including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey drew a mix of chuckles and winces with jokes that left few lines uncrossed, according to three guests.
Senator Joe Lieberman “said something to the effect that it’s nice that we’re all here at the Plaza instead of in cages after some war crimes trial,” recalled one person who was there.

No, it isn't.

“There were some waterboarding jokes that were really tasteless,” the guest said. “I can see the case for enhanced interrogation techniques after Sept. 11 but I can’t really endorse sitting there drinking wine and fancy dinner at the Plaza laughing uproariously about it.”

Cheney himself told one waterboarding joke, the attendees said, which he attributed to Jay Leno. It centered on a one-shot antelope hunting contest in Wyoming in which the loser had to dance with an Indian squaw. Cheney’s shot got caught in the barrel, producing a dispute over whether it counted as a hit or a miss — and Leno, according to Cheney, joked that Cheney wanted to go catch the animal with his bare hands and waterboard it.


Raoul Paste said...

Jesus Christ. However horrible we think these people are, they are worse. The last scene in The Ruling Class comes to mind.

DanF said...

What Raoul said. Mind-fuckingly horrible people.

Athenawise said...

Just about par for a Cheney roast.

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping there was a 'Rmoney 47% moochers'-style waiter with a hidden camera.
These people are psychopaths.

Montag said...

Your ruling elite at play.

I wonder if the family that donated Cheney's new heart wants a refund.

pansypoo said...

shameless. this is why i believe in purgatory & hell. these guys must suffer EVENTUALLY.

kingweasil said...

old joe is hanging with a good crowd.anyone surprised?

grouchomarxist said...

And when it comes to Holy Joe, remember: this is the guy who became a media star as the moral voice of the Democratic Party, with his sanctimonious raking of Bill Clinton over the coals for lying about a blow job.

Hobnobbing with the man directly responsible for lying us into a war with cherry-picked, stovepiped "intelligence"? 'Tain't no big thang. Torture jokes? No sweat!

Repulsive as he is, Cheney never pretended to be anything more than a feral humanoid.

StonyPillow said...

The EPA has regulations against incinerating that type of artificial heart battery. Other than that, I'm OK with roasting the lot of them.