Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 5:39 am

More evidence that Dick Cheney was right

Dick Cheney recently said on a talk show that one of the best things he ever did as vice president was to tell Sen. Pat Leahy, on the Senate floor, to commit an anatomically improbable act.

Given Cheney’s record, the claim seems self-evidently true. Fortunately for Cheney’s reputation for honesty, we have additional evidence to support this claim: “A bunch of NY subway riders may have almost gotten killed last September 11 because Dick Cheney wanted to boost poll numbers in 2006 rather than let law enforcement work.”

Right after 9/11, a lot of fans of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney casually tossed around the word “treason” with respect to anyone who didn’t genuflect at everything they said. But it seems to me as if screwing the pooch on a terrorism investigation just to get yourself a bump in the polls, while perhaps not meeting the legal definition of treason, comes a lot closer to it than anything any honest critic of Bush/Cheney ever did, let alone said.

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