Pat Buchanan has just said that Sarah Palin was the most “interesting and attractive” of all four debaters we’ve seen so far. “Attractive,” Pat? That’s rich.
Pat says she was “riveting.” I found her deeply annoying with her insistence on not answering the questions and, instead, regurgitating the information that’s been fed into her over the last week or so at debate camp.
The scariest thing of the entire debate? Her adherence to Dick Cheney’s belief that the Constitution is vague on the role of the VP. This, after telling Katie Couric that the worst thing about Cheney’s time as VP was his “duck hunting” accident (it was quail). And she wasn’t really upset that he shot someone. She was upset that he got slammed for it. Let’s be very, very clear here, ladies and gents: Dick Cheney is the scariest and most dangerous VP we have ever seen and she wants to be just like him.
Yes, Palin was poised. No, Joe didn’t pick up on some of the things I thought he could slam her on. But the debate seemed to me like a fourth grader on stage with a PhD candidate. She was cutesy; he was intelligent and reasoned. There cannot be an argument here. She did not fall apart, but she did not at all prove that she could handle the Vice Presidency of the United States.
I’ve managed to go almost nine months without talking about Dick Cheney and here I am posting about him twice in one day. Lord.
Dick has asserted for years that the Vice President’s office is not part of the Executive Branch, but is, instead, attached to the Congress. Ok, whatever, but that’s crap. Today, a judge essentially told Cheney to stuff it and ordered that he must preserve a wide range of records from his time as VP as opposed to the narrower definition of what the Bush administration was arguing must be kept under the Presidential Records Act. Yes, Dick, you are subject to the full letter of the Presidential Records Act because, duh, you are part of the Executive Branch. And no, George, you cannot define the Act in any way you see fit.
I hope this will be my last post on Cheney for awhile. Lord willing.
This happens everywhere. George Bush or Dick Cheney fly in to a city, hold a fundraiser for a candidate or two, and the taxpayers pick up the bill. It costs us money to pay for Air Force One or Two or Marine One or Two (and the escort and decoy aircraft) and the security details to make this happen, on both the national and state levels. Last night, Dick Cheney was in my hometown in Alabama for a fundraiser. He didn’t do anything else. He just flew in, went to a private party for two candidates, and flew out. From the Executive Director of the Albama Democratic Party (h/t to The Locust Fork Journal):
It is not fair for Alabama taxpayers to pick up the tab so that Wayne Parker and Jay Love can have Dick Cheney in for a closed-door fundraiser to help fill their campaign coffers. At a time when middle class Alabama families are being squeezed and our country’s economy is facing a crisis, the last thing Wayne Parker and Jay Love should be doing is bringing Vice President Cheney in for a private party and asking the taxpayers to foot the bill.
I couldn’t agree more.