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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Shameless Smear and Leaking Dick 

Sounds disgusting. The chicken hawk Vice President -- under who’s leadership CIA operatives are outed, Halliburton scores billions in government contracts in "rebuilding" Iraq, and under whom the CIA was pressured to shape intelligence to conform to his twisted neo-con desire to control oil in the Middle East, the human cost be damned -- has the audacity to declare politicians complaining about the trumped up intelligence of engaging in "revisionism of the most shameless variety." Is there another kind?

As if this sneering, leering, incontinent incompetent is capable of any conduct that isn't shameless anyway, and as if we are supposed to trust revisionism of a different variety. Revisionism of a duplicitous variety perhaps? Video clips clearly illustrating contradictory and conflicting accounts suggest that the Vice president is either lying yet again, or is senile or suffering from Alzheimer’s that clouds his recollection.

Despite initial criticisms by him and President Bush -- of the vicious and shameful variety -- both are quickly changing tune and tenor when it comes to Representative John P. Murtha, the powerful Pennsylvania Democrat who called for an early withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. The “dishonest and reprehensible” Cheney called Murtha "a good man, a marine, a patriot."

Given Cheney’s draft-dodging and his role in sending young servicemembers to die under false pretenses, how he thinks he can discern a good man or a good marine is typical of the arrogance resulting from isolation in undisclosed ivory towers. The President, who was chugging on gallons of Jimmy Beam and AWOL from the cushy National Guard stint organized by his Daddy, while Murtha earned a Marine veteran with two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Combat "V" and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, also attempted to smear Murtha.

Days earlier Murtha was criticized by President Bush spokesperson, Scott McClennan -- the credibility depleted Press Secretary who defended Karl Rove and Scooter Libby as having no role in the outing of Valerie Plame -- as having embraced the polices of Michael Moore, clearly intended as an insult.

By Sunday it became apparent that the Swift Boat smearing of Murtha was not about to wash over well with Americans, fed up with the lies and corruption of the administration as Iraq violence spills over into Jordan and more and more of their children are being blown to irretrievable bits -- too much to even be brought home in body bags. The retreating President managed to eloquently sputter that Murtha is a ''fine man and a good man."

When the gun-toting, bull dykish Jean Schmidt, or “Mean Jean” the wet-behind-the-ears, tight and taut Ohio Republican who grew up sniffing armpits in auto racing pits called Murtha -- a marine for a mere 37 years -- a “coward,” all hell broke loose. The loose-lipped amateur with the cultural sophistication of a yet-to-be-neutered pit bull, breached the last vestiges of decorum in the House, stooping to personal insult and treating the hallowed halls of congress as a NASCAR pit stop.

"To me, energetic debate on issues facing our country is more than just a sign of a healthy political system, it's also something I enjoy. It's one of the reasons I've stayed in this business," claimed the credibility deficient Veep in a speech delivered at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

AEI boasts such credible fellows as the scandal plagued, disgraced Richard “the ‘cakewalk’ to Baghdad” Perle, who was forced to resign as head of the Defense Policy Board and Lynne Cheney, the author of Sisters, the smutty girl-on-girl sex, dime store novelette, as well as a children’s book on, incredibly, patriotism. (Given her family dynamics, her knowledge of lesbianism is likely far more credible than her knowledge of patriotism.)

Actually what Dick Cheney meant to say was this:

"To me, openly debating issues on energy policies facing our country is more than just a sign of an unhealthy politicized environmental system, it's also something I enjoin. It's one of the reasons I've strayed in this business."

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