Monthly Archives: August 2011
He acts like he is America. But America didn’t like Dick Cheney. - Maureen Dowd
“I didn’t change. The world changed”
– Henninger interview of Dick Cheney
Ready to promote the release of his new autobiography, former Vice President Darth Cheney is deeply unapologetic over his time spent in serving in the Bush White House and can still give a rat’s ass about popularity over making the hard, adult decisions and doing the right thing:
“It’s important to have people at the helm who are prepared to be unpopular.”
Despite environmentalist protests, President Obama is about ready to approve the “jobs creating” Keystone XL pipeline. TransCanada Corporation, the project owner, estimates that 20,000 jobs can be created from the pipeline itself over the two-year project development period. There are other jobs associated with development of the resource in Canada that have economic impacts on U.S. employment. So, with that in mind, let’s look at the Keystone XL pipeline, and at Canadian oil sands.
Not a whole lot to add to this Krauthammer interview in which he talks about the fact that when Obama is turned down via Congress he governs instead by fiat and issues regulations instead, bypassing all that silly checks and balances malarkey. Who needs that kind of stuff right?
This should be Obama’s Dukakis Tank moment, when pure bravado exposed the very perception of weakness the candidate hoped to overcome.
Is there anything worse than a candidate who tries so hard to be something he is not, to fake it so hard that it hurts to watch?