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Thursday, February 16, 2006

The "I'd Rather go Hunting with Dick Cheney


than driving with Ted Kennedy" mug.

That's all I'm going to say on this bizarrely-controversial-but-should-barely-be-a-news-in-brief story.

Peggy Noonan has an article without any bite, that discusses who Dick Cheney should possibly be replaced with. We want names, woman, names.

In the very improbable and unlikely event of Dubya checking this blog for advice, I'd suggest Condi.

Update - Charles Krauthammer on the contradictory media reaction to Cheney and the cartoons - from today's Washington Post -
But it was an accident, and the event has no effect on national policy, national security, national anything. Something happened involving the vice president that was interesting and unusual, but of no great significance beyond that.
............
Secrecy? This was hardly an affair of state. And it was hardly going to be kept secret. Arrogance? The media laying these charges are the same media that just last week unilaterally decided that the public's right to know did not extend to seeing cartoons that had aroused half the world, burned a small part of it and deeply affected the American national interest. Having arrogated to themselves the judgment of what a free people should be allowed to see regarding an issue that is literally burning, they then go ballistic over a few hours' delay in revealing an accident with only the most trivial connection to the nation's interest or purpose.

2 Comments:

Blogger Simon said...

It shouldn't matter wheather it is a woman or not the best person for the jonb is the best person.

That siad it is Condi. Which i mentioned some weeks back

February 17, 2006 1:21 a.m.  
Blogger Auds said...

I would be horrified if anyone thought I was actually suggesting Condi on the basis of her being a woman.
No way.

My comment about "names, woman, names" (which is the only thing that I think would make you think that - read the feminism and Irish bloggers debate for my opinions on that one!) was about Peggy Noonan's lack of actual names for possible Cheney replacements.

What's with the late night Irish bloggers?
I'm up becuase I drank coffee this evening and am relatively insomniac - am now stapling notes and checking blogs.

February 17, 2006 1:29 a.m.  

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