September 11, 2004
Dick's NuggetsDick Cheney gave us two money quotes this week.
On terrorist attacks:
"If we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we'll get hit again -- that we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States...And then we'll fall back into the pre-9/11 mindset, if you will, that in fact these terrorist attacks are just criminal acts and that we're not really at war. I think that would be a terrible mistake for us."In short, vote Bush or die. Funny considering 9/11 happened on their watch.
Al Gore quickly condemned his words as a sleazy and despicable effort to blackmail voters with fear. John Edwards called it un-American. To that I add utterly distasteful and desperate.
The enormous backlash caused Dick to backtrack but it's too late. He knows and everybody knows what he said.
Then Dick said this about the economy:
To which John Edwards hit the perfect return:
"If we only included bake sales and how much money kids make at lemonade stands, this economy would really be cooking".
Atta boy, John.
+Save/Share | |
Links to this post:
(Dare to Know)
-- Epistularum Liber Primus, Horace
Wonk (noun): def. A political nerd. Know spelled backwards.
Wonky Muse is the other Filipino American female political blogger. The sane, liberal one.
Talking Points Memo
The Carpetbagger Report
The Huffington Post
follow me on Twitter
image: le sarcophage des muses, musée du louvre.
site design: wonky muse.