Monday, November 30, 2009

No respect for Dick Cheney

Bear with me friends and readers. I'm so tired I could sleep for about 36 hours straight. But one more afternoon of tying up loose ends and I'll be able to just collapse here for a couple of days and regroup. What passes for normal posting should resume soon. On my way out right now but this was the most amusing item I saw this morning that blessedly had nothing to do with Tiger Woods' penis. It is about a dick though, as in Cheney. Much as I hate polls, this is funny.
Just 1 percent pick George W. Bush as the best reflection of the party’s principles, and only a single person in the poll cites former vice president Richard B. Cheney. About seven in 10 say Bush bears at least “some” of the blame for the party’s problems.
Granted it was a small sample, but still that puts Cheney at almost a negative number. Yet he appears regularly on our teevees as if he mattered at all to anyone except some idiot who started a draft Cheney for 2012 site. Hell, they should go all the way and draft Dick and Liz. Another historic election meme for our horserace crazy media - first father-daughter ticket. That would be infotaining.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's on the tube because it makes people angry and confused - and the losers have hope all of which boosts ratings.

But since I begin and end every day asking Refafu for confusion to my enemies, I welcome this and feel like my prayers are answered.

4:18:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Fogg. This is not a deity I'm familiar with but I like that your prayers are answered. :)

5:23:00 PM  
Blogger said...

Saw the Draft Cheney 2012 site, thought it was hilarious. Remembered the Draft Lou Dobbs site. And now Lou Dobbs might actually run.

I no longer recognize this country.

9:19:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The world does seem to have gone crazy SoBeale.

7:18:00 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Read Saul Bellow, on the 'contrast gainer' - one member of a group always makes the rest look good, and Bellow suggests that is why lame folks are chosen so often to be part of a given group.

1:17:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It's a good point Ruth. You do see that dynamic a lot.

8:06:00 AM  
Blogger Tom Degan said...

In the meantime, there is now serious chatter out there about Dick Cheney actually making a political comeback. Some poor jackass even recently suggested that Cheney/Palin would be the ideal Republican ticket three years from now. Honestly, how mentally deranged would a human being have to be to come up with that combo? I can just see the campaign posters:


Oh, please, fate! That would be a dream come true! Not even the American people would be silly enough to go down that road. Could it actually happen? Alas, probably not – my luck has never gotten that good and probably never will. But what a treat it would be, huh? I could get an endless supply of material out of a campaign that weird to keep me quite busy you may be sure.

And what if they won? While it would be a disaster for my fellow country men and woman, for someone like me whose vocation is mining the streams for these choice nuggets of unintentional political humor, that would be like winning the freaking lottery, are you kidding me???

BUT WAIT! IT GETS BETTER! Two years into his term, President Cheney drops dead from a massive stroke while shooting ducks that have been strategically placed in the White House swimming pool by the Secret Service. In less than an hour SARAH PALIN IS SWORN IN AS THE FORTY-SIXTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! By this time I am beside myself with disbelief at my good fortune! “I’ll never have to touch a computer keyboard again as long as I live!”, I am telling everyone within earshot, “These things will just write themselves!”


But of course this is merely a wishful daydream on my part. As the heroine of the long-forgotten Broadway production “Sky Scraper” once musically asked:

Why in the world would anyone look askance
At an occasional fight of fancy?

Tom Degan
Goshen, New York

8:01:00 AM  

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