Saturday, February 11, 2006

Quick question...

Okay...forgetting any Spy vs. Spy aspects, what kind of pussy would deliberately try and ruin the career of a rival's wife? I propose that it takes a particularly weak person to something like that.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the whole thing go like this:

  • Belief that Iraq is buying uranium from an African country is expressed.

  • Someone in CIA sends a guy who was a U.S. Ambassador in the area and has uranium mining knowledge to check it out.

  • That guy comes back and says nothing is going on.

  • Administration ignores his report.

  • Guy writes an opinion piece for a newspaper saying nothing is going on and administration knows it.

  • Dick Cheney gets pissed and has his Chief of Staff leak information about the guy's wife who happens to work for the CIA.

  • Dick Cheney sits back and lets everyone else take the heat for him.

Is it really surprising that Cheney started his political career as an aide in the Nixon administration?

If you are odious enough to go after the wife of someone who disagrees with your pet argument, at least don't try and hide behind your Chief of Staff while he possibly gets sent to prison. It's bad enough he has to live with the name Scooter, he doesn't need to get sent out to pull an Ollie North.

What part of any of this is in any way something a real man would do?

Dick Cheney...you are a pussy.

12 comments:

Laura said...

Are you surprised? After all, Cheney did weasel his way out of Vietnam with 5 separate deferments! He is Dr. Evil. I'd not be amazed if it came out one day that he has a private, remote island hideout...

K said...

Okay wait, I'm confused... he's a dick or he's a pussy? Is it possible to be both? Insanity I say!

Miranda said...

That's a possible explanation, I suppose, but not the only one a few points are missing.

One is that Cheney was not the first to leak Plame's identity/career information to the public. It was a journalist, Robert Novak, who claimed that the information was known in many social circles and hardly a secret.
Whether or not that is true or can be proven is as questionable as whether or not Cheney deliberately tried to ruin Plame's career.

Another is that hurting plame doesn't really benefit the Bush administration at all. It does hurt them. That's not to say they couldn't have come up with a stupid plot, politicians often do, but most people expect Cheney, if not Bush, to act with some intelligence.

The Zombieslayer said...

Is it really surprising that Cheney started his political career as an aide in the Nixon administration?

No.

Shawn said...

Laura - Is it true that he still gets money from Haliburton? You're wrong about the Dr. Evil part though...Doctor Evil is at least funny.

Me - That explains why he didn't want to go to Viet Nam...he didn't want the guys in the foxholes to see he was an hermaphrodite...

Miranda - It's really about being petulant and less than manly. The pussy politician way is to attack the guy's wife as a way of sending a wee little message...a real man would have just dealt with the whether the report was right or not. Ah well...whatever.

cha said...

Hi Shawn, found your blog thru jax, and yes Cheney is a pig and a coward. After watching what he and Bush and the rest of those jerks have lied about and hidden for the past 5 years, it is almost laughable that people could still support them. Looks like 38% still do though so must be a few more idiots out there.

kris said...

How many years are left?

Laura said...

Hm... Shawn, good point. I still have the Weekly World News cover story about Cheney being a cyborg. Maybe there's something to that? Cyborgs aren't funny, are they? ;)

Shawn said...

Cha - Thanks for stoppin' by. I'm beginning to wonder if a good portion of that 38% now know that this administration has been lying and covering up but just don't care.

Kris - If I could just live in a Hughes movie, I think I would. It would just be a lot easier. Plus, I always thought Molly Ringwald was cute.

Laura - Well, you can add 'lousy shot' to the list. He would probably have been better with a gun if he had served instead of shirked back in Viet Nam.

I do hope the guy he shot recovers okay though.

K said...

Hmmmm... if only we had retarded and/or corrupt politicians in Canada that I could blog about.

Hey, Wait a second...

The Zombieslayer said...

Yeah, and now we know he's also a bad shot with a shotgun. Remind me not to go quail hunting with Dick Cheney. Picking out birdshot doesn't seem like a fun way to spend a Sunday.

Miranda said...

Fair enough. I agree. If Cheney's intent in mentioning Plame was malicious, it was rather low.