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  •  Maybe they were having (4.00)
    some sort of "energy task force" meeting down there, and they were concerned about who was there.

    How can they expect us to not think the worst when they make us do it?  Take the energy bill, e.g.: secret, Cheney fighting who was there, yada yada.  And when it finally comes out, all the oil and gas people were there, and it's an $80bn sop to oil and gas.

    WTF do they expect us to think?

    -9.25, -7.54

    Who's a guy got to deny having sex with to get impeached around here?

    by Marc in KS on Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 03:56:04 PM PST

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    •  LOL (4.00)
      You know, I could see this being the catalyst for the media turning on BushCo. Which would be insane. But things have been so fucking surreal for five years that it could happen. They could ignore all of the lies, all of the scandals, all of the corruption, all of the venality, and try to take them down because of a stupid drunken hunting accident.

      "I have a philosophy about elections. I believe issues divide and values unite."--Gov. Brian Schweitzer

      by Joan McCarter on Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 04:08:30 PM PST

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      •  I could see that happening (4.00)
        Simply because, repugnant as all the lies, corruption, and outright felonies are, in the back of people's minds, covering those activities up makes sense (in a criminal sort of way). Covering up an accident, makes no sense whatsoever and leaves those same people wondering what the hell else happened besides the obvious.

        Not to mention the scads of "real" hunters out there who see this story and go "WTF?! What kind of maroon is he! He's giving us all a bad name!"

        The American taxpayers wouldn't object to free transportation for certain government officials if they'd go where we wish they would.

        by PatsBard on Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 04:15:23 PM PST

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        •  From y'all's mouths to (4.00)
          god's ear (if there be gods).

          It'd be wild, but not impossible, that this is the thing that finally pushes people over the edge.

          I just wonder if most people are as curious about it as we are.  We are, after all, the lunatic left.  (And I have a card in my wallet to prove it!)

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          Who's a guy got to deny having sex with to get impeached around here?

          by Marc in KS on Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 04:20:11 PM PST

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      •  This would be so sweet. (none)
        I figure that something's gotta give, at some point.  I keep looking at the latest scandal, thinking, surely this, and, well, no.

        Maybe this trivial (well, trivial on the scale of nuclear war with Iran) incident will be the straw.

        Man, I hope.  Not sanguine about it, but it'd be oh so pretty.

        -9.25, -7.54

        Who's a guy got to deny having sex with to get impeached around here?

        by Marc in KS on Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 04:22:01 PM PST

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      •  Exactly my thoughts (4.00)
        I just told my wife tonight that it was just like the mainstream corporate media to ignore a ginned up war, manipulating intelligence, lies, slander, extortion, vote rigging, and other high crimes but use this as their excuse to jump all over him because they don't look partisan doing it over a duck hunting accident. Whatever it takes, I guess! I just hope it's finally happening and with Ron Reagan's mention of alcohol (which is something that Richard Cheney is known to enjoy) this could end up being the last straw. Who is going to ask the question: "Mr. Vice President, had you been drinking?" Might as well ask if he had the safety engaged and whether all other laws and regulations were obeyed- including reporting in prompt manner and not lying to investigators! Mob bosses like him usually go down on small shit- maybe he shot off his own foot finally.
    •  they weren't having (none)
      any meetings or doing anything "work related" is what they want hide...when does anyone ever know anything about what Cheney does on any particular weekend?  He probably rarely does anything any of the rest of us would consider "work"

      Maybe what will come out of this is that he goes hunting every freakin' weekend...fuck the war, not getting in the way of his leisure time

      didn't he stay on his fishin' trip for a couple days after Katrina?  

      undisclosed location = "west and welaxation"

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