The World According to Cheney
As a comedy writer you want to weigh in on the big issues so I was glad to have a joke on last night about Dick Cheney’s recent criticisms of Russia. I wrote that I’m sure Cheney thought his remarks through because he’s not the type of guy who shoots from the hip. Cheney’s remarks were clearly aimed to rev up his delusional, dumb-ass power base back here in the states. World leaders often trash-talk other countries for the effect at home. The President of Iran has been doing it for months, although he finally may have begun to realize how far down the road his words have gone. After he wrote the letter President Bush told him not to bother mailing it; he’d just pick it up after the invasion. Sorry, that was an example of a comedy writer expressing something serious and having it come out as a joke. I will not be sending that one in.
Do you really think Dick Cheney cares that much about Putin cracking down on his people? Remember, some of the actual buildings used by the Bush administration to torture detainees after the rendition process are reported to be former Soviet Gulag prisons. Kind of makes you proud to be an American, doesn’t it? Putin is a longtime official who has turned the clock back on democracy, while seizing more power for himself. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? I wonder how Putin feels on domestic spying? Probably some common ground there as well. The trouble with the Bush administration is that they’ve marginalized our reputation in the world to the point where criticism of other countries is met with derision. Cheney and Putin are two power creatures with no moral agenda. They exist to continue in power. The beautiful thing about America is that we have a system that will scrape Dick Cheney off the shoe of American politics in less than 3 years. Let’s hope he doesn’t start World War 3 first. And if you think that’s going too far, remember, President Bush announced the other day that World War 3 has already started. Good times, no?