Dick Cheney: "Say Something Nice" Contest Announced
It takes a special kind of blogger to be inspired by one of my own comments, especially since I was commenting on one of my own posts, but that's what we have here. I wanted to say something nice about President Bush as a contrast to most comments I read these days. I mean, why should FOX News get to be the only ones who are fair and balanced? Here's what I came up with:
"His outrageous power grab and criminal policy of preemptive strikes - formerly known as the Law of the Jungle - forced me to become a political activist. Before, I was busy just leading my life, not really concerned with having a blog or a cable access show to speak out. So he's gotten me more involved. I also was becoming very worried about the increasingly rapid pace of the years going by. President Bush has managed to turn the last 6 years into some of the longest of my entire life. In fact it's starting to feel like we're stuck in time. Thanks, President Bush!"
Flushed with magnanimous joy, I felt I had learned something about our better angels and that other good stuff. If this is truly going to be a Christian theocracy then we damn sure better start being more forgiving of each other. In this spirit I was moved to announce a contest to "Say Something Nice about Dick Cheney."
My pick would be that as soon as he had covered up the hunting incident where he shot his lawyer friend in the face - as soon as he made sure he was in no danger of being tested for booze - why then, he showed some genuine concern for old what's-his-name.
Secondly, when the Joe Wilson matter threatened to unmask the Iraq War for the deception it was, Cheney went ballistic. He knew his big pile of lies could not stand to be scrutinized and he was willing to sacrifice any of his friends to make sure the matter stopped right there. Dick would stop at nothing to lie America into an unnecessary war that's killed hundreds of thousands of people.
Think about that. How many times were we told as kids to stick with it and believe in yourself? Dick Cheney is a role model for our young people. He's really just a fat, cuddly Teddy Bear with a pacemaker of gold.
If you're having trouble thinking of something nice to say, feel free to include things that Dick Cheney got right - examples of his skill as a leader and planner. That should make it a little easier.
I'm only going to make one little rule: If you are a terrorist writing in to say how much the Bush administration has helped make terrorism bigger around the world, I'm not interested. Yes, it's true, but you're just not welcome here.
Doesn't this feel great? I'm already looking forward to the "Say Something Nice" contest about Karl Rove.