Monday, October 21, 2013


How do you identify one?  Like this, for example:

For example, on March 28, 2001, Vice President Cheney wrote a “pending” letter of resignation because he suspected he might at any moment become incapacitated by health problems. This was surely a surprise for those affiliated with the Bush campaign who had vetted Cheney’s health before asking him to run. But Cheney's cardiologist was a big fat liar and told the Bush campaign cardiologist that Cheney “was in good health with normal cardiac function.”

When Gupta asked Cheney to explain the doctor's false claims, Cheney responded, “I’m not responsible for that.” Gupta answered, “But sir, you saw it.” And then Cheney, refusing to address the lie, dug in: “Listen to me, I think the bottom line is: was I up to the task of being vice president? And there's no question. I think based upon the fact that I did it for eight years that they were right.”

What the author forgot to note is..."Who was in charge of vetting VP Candidates for the Bush Campaign?"

Oh, yeah.

Richard Cheney. How was Richard Cheney expected to know that Dick Cheney had a serious heart problem?


Montag said...

Given that Cheney had, what, three, possibly four, heart attacks prior to the nomination and had more hardware in his chest than the Terminator should have given reasonable people pause--along with perhaps suggesting that Cheney's doctors were fibbing because that's what Cheney would want them to do.

But, then, we're not talking about reasonable people. We're talking about power-mad fanatics, with Cheney at the front of that line.

kingweasil said...

"i didn't think about my health,i was just thinking about the problems we were dealing with"...that's something because we know he didn't think about any of the problems he created.

Anonymous said...

So the Chimp was off riding his bike or playing with legos while his VP selection committee of one was lying his way into selecting himself as VP.

That's the kind of stellar MBA management that is running this country into the ground (while the MBAs get richer). Harvard Business School mus be so proud of its most prominent alumnus.

pansypoo said...

shame the job DIDN'T kill him.

Anonymous said...

"...Cheney responded, “I’m not responsible for that.”

A phrase I one day hope to hear at the Hague.