Cheney Utters Reasonable Statements

“I was a big supporter of waterboarding.”




Obviously, Cheney’s reasonable untterances were not about his views on enhanced interrogation techniques.  Rather, he offered his support for “reconsidering”  removing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of the U.S. millitary on gays.  Read the Eugene Robinson WashPo editoral here.

Robinson continues:  “I think that freedom means freedom for everyone,” Cheney said last June. “As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish.”

Robinson quotes some interesting poll data:  “Last week, a Post-ABC News poll found that 75 percent of Americans favor letting gay people serve openly in the military. This compares with just 44 percent when the poll asked the question in 1993.”

It was good to hear from our former vice president.  He could not stay long in that he was scheduled to return to his coffin where he lays awake during the day worrying about Sadam Hussein and his potential use of imaginary weapons. 



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13 responses to “Cheney Utters Reasonable Statements

  1. Sorry. Tried everything I knew to fix this header. Nothing worked for me.

    I like it when, a couple of times a year, Darth Cheney is right about something.

  2. indypendent

    So when shall we start hearing that Dick Cheney is not a ‘real’ Republican?

    Who will dare to strike the first blow?

    Cheney’s statement about feel free to enter any kind of union they wish’ might come back to haunt him.

    After all, I’ve heard the anti-gay union supporters bring up the visions of men wanting to marry their dog or horse before – wouldn’t that be considered any kind of union they wish?

    I know, it’s so bizarre to think anyone would actually want to marry their dog or horse but I’ve heard several of these Republican talking head idiots say things along this line as a reason to ban gay marriage.

  3. indypendent

    On a personal note – has there ever been a picture of Cheney when he is happy or smiling – not that evil grin that he’s famous for – but a geniune smile?

    • fnord

      I don’t think he knows how to smile in a way we would easily recognize. Could that snarl be a smile?

      • indypendent

        Not in my world. Maybe that’s the problem – Cheney is not like the rest of us? You know, he is ‘one of them’.

  4. fnord

    ‘one of them’

    You can’t mean an alien, can you? 🙂 Was he born in the U.S.?

    I have often wondered if he finds any joy in life. Can someone look and sound that grumpy every time you see or hear him and have the capability of happiness, peace, joy?

    • indypendent

      I was trying to sound like Palin on the campaign trail – remember? She was getting the crowds riled up about ‘them’ people who were not like the real Americans.

      I always wondered who ‘them’ was – but when you live in a black and white world – them is anyone they feel threatened by.

  5. fnord

    I do remember how she could get a crowd riled up — full of anger. I worry about our country that is full of anger. We used to have leaders who motivated you, got you excited and inspired.

    Obama inspired me, energized me, I was excited about what America could be again.

  6. I think this is a Duchenne Cheney smile ( a real, genuine smile) if you ask me:

    His is an example of the same thing:

    I contend such smiles by the Dickster, do exist…

  7. Duchenne, a Frenchman, studied genuine smiling, but you know how those folks are…

  8. fnord

    Those ‘grins’ look forced and uncomfortable.

  9. tosmarttobegop

    It is the only positive point for me about Cheney, he stated flat out he could not support the federal ban on Gay Marriage. He stood by his Lesbian daughter which put him at odds with the rest of the ideological blind Right.