Monday, September 5, 2005
Say, don't we have a vice president, too?
As I read all of this morning's New York Times and Boston Globe coverage of the ongoing disaster relief efforts along the Gulf Coast, a question started to form: Didn't we also elect a vice president? Where is Dick Cheney?
He's only been mentioned once in the Washington Post in the last week — and that's because he may be buying a $2.9 million estate in Maryland. Have you seen him in the news lately doing anything constructive? Just wondering.
Update 9.7.05: Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson reads my mind — or my blog: "Where's Dick Cheney?" (9.7.05). The President, meanwhile, has assigned Cheney to verify that the citizens of the Gulf Coast are indeed greeting U.S. troops with flowers and toppling statues of local despots; Halliburton will assist — but Mississippi gets first dibs on the congressional aid package. My confidence soars!
("Bush Taps Cheney to Assess Recovery Effort," James Gerstenzang and Mary Curtius, Los Angeles Times 9.6.05, reg req'd; "Halliburton Subsidiary Taps Contract For Repairs," Lolita C. Baldor [AP], Washington Post 9.5.05, reg req'd; "Miss. GOP Muscle May Get 1st Shot at Funding," Laurie Kellman [AP], Boston Globe 9.7.05, reg req'd)
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 5 September 2005 at 11:28 AM