Saturday, October 11, 2008

Do We Really Want Another Dick Cheney?

The Washington Post's story about the pressure that Sarah Palin and her husband put on a gubenatorial appointee to fire her former brother-in-law brings back memories of Cheney's involvement with the CIA in the run-up to the Iraq War.

Visit after visit over to Langley insisting on that the CIA analysts check and re-check their information because he was convinced that they were wrong. Secret energy task force meetings behind closed doors dominated by big oil companies. Contracts for Iraq reconstruction given to political donors and allies. Angry and snide references about political opponents. A breath-taking assertion of the supposed power of the vice-presidency.

Yep, Sarah Palin has the potential to be a prettier, if not as intelligent, Dick Cheney. To quote a woman who is also a Democratic operative, "What's the difference between Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin? Lipstick."

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