Saturday, August 04, 2007

President Cheney (Acting)

I read this in the Weekly Standard. I got a kick out of it, maybe you will too.

What (Acting) President Cheney Did

Dick Cheney was acting president for about two hours on Saturday July 21 (while the president underwent a medical procedure). To the surprise of Cheney haters everywhere, he didn't seize the opportunity to start a war, pardon Scooter Libby, or ship Carl Levin to Gitmo for questioning.

So what was Dick Cheney up to during the two hours of his acting presidency? Our colleague Stephen F. Hayes, author of a terrific new Cheney biography (Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President), tells us that the man caricatured in the mainstream media as Darth Vader stayed home and wrote a letter to his grandchildren.

"Dear Kate, Elizabeth, Grace, Philip, Richard and Sam," he began. "As I write this, our nation is engaged in a war with terrorists of global reach. My principal focus as Vice President has been to help protect the American people and our way of life. The vigilance, diligence and unwavering commitment of those who protect our Nation has kept us safe from terrorist attacks of the kind we faced on September 11, 2001. We owe a special debt of gratitude to the members of our armed forces, intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies and others who serve and sacrifice to keep us safe and free."

The letter is written on Cheney's official letterhead and it closes with a personal request.

"As you grow, you will come to understand the sacrifices that each generation makes to preserve freedom and democracy for future generations, and you will assume the important responsibilities of citizens in our society. I ask of you as my grandchildren what I asked of my daughters, that you always strive in your lives to do what is right."

The letter is signed:

"May God bless and protect you.
Richard B. Cheney
Acting President of the United States
(Grandpa Cheney)"

He didn't call up his pals at Halliburton to see what he could do for them while President of the United States for two hours, he wrote a letter to his grandchildren in that period so that they could have a letter from (Acting) President Grandpa.

I like it.

And since the subject of today's post is Vice President Cheney, I thought I would post this picture that I found on the internet last year. I have no idea who put this together to give credit to them.

If you did this, you're a funny man/woman.

Sorry about having no post yesterday folks. We've been having house work done, and my computer was unhooked due to painting.

I finally got it all back together last night, and I took a circuit card for inputing video out of the old computer and installed it in my new one and finally found the driver for it.

So, I'm back up and running, and if I don't post, It will probably be due to pure laziness.


The Rock Chick said...

I love the letter he wrote! I think it's very touching and it also made me realize that other than his known medical problems and the fact that he's a bad shot, I don't know much about the man at all. Going to do a bit of reading up on him!

I like the collage-very funny!

Jessica The Rock Chick

Hammer said...

I go against the mainstream when I say I like the guy. Sure, he's not perfect but he beats the heck out of all his competition.

I saw him on face the nation one morning and was highly impressed with his intelligence and eloquence.

Gudl said...

Very interesting story about Cheney. thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Yeah that was a funny collage. It's cool that he did the harm no foul at least!