Thursday, December 22, 2005

Cheney's IPOD

Athenae noted this first, after reading it in Froomkin:

Nedra Pickler writes for the Associated Press with more tidbits from Cheney's recent trip. I mentioned on Monday that for the flight into Baghdad, the Air Force loaded an Airstream trailer into the belly of a C-17 cargo plane for Cheney and his top aides.

Pickler has more on that and on how during the flight home last night on his traditional 757, most of the electric outlets went on the fritz.

"Working passengers began lining up their laptops to share the power from a couple of working outlets - particularly the reporters who urgently needed to prepare their articles to transmit during a quick refueling stop in England.

"But when Cheney said his iPod needed to be recharged, it took precedence above all else and dominated one precious outlet for several hours. The vice president's press staff intervened so a reporter could use the outlet for 15 minutes to charge a dead laptop, but then the digital music device was plugged back in."

First of all, I'm kind of surprised the Cheney has an IPOD.

I'm not at all surprised that Cheney would bigfoot his way into screwing the "littler people" (for example, when in New Orleans in September he ate a beignet off the back of a drowned prostitute).

What I would really like to know is what the hell he has on that IPOD? Athenae stated she could only think of the Star Wars Imperial March -- which would fit of course.

...Or the Mordor theme from Lord of the Rings.

Maybe both.

But I would bet that Cheney is listening to audio of people being waterboarded. It helps him sleep.

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