Monday, February 26, 2007

Paging Dr. Freud...

From Dan Froomkin in today's WaPo:

Sometimes it's the softball questions that can get the most telling responses

Here's the transcript of Cheney's interview on Friday with Greg Sheridan of the Australian.

"Q What's the highlight for you personally of being Vice President, your time in office?

"THE VICE PRESIDENT: What's the highlight? I'm going to have to think about that when I get out of office and I have time to do it. Clearly, our administration has been dominated by the events of 9/11 and the aftermath. That has clearly become front and center in terms of our concerns and we spend our time, how we spend our resources. And I think in terms of accomplishments, the fact that we've defeated all attempts to strike the United States again for the last five years doesn't mean we won't be hit tomorrow. They're still out there trying hard, but it has been over five years now."

Ask Cheney for a highlight of his six-plus years as vice president, and the only thing that comes to mind is 9/11.

Well, what a surprise that Cheney finds 9/11 his biggest accomplishment. About as big a surprise as W saying it was that fish he caught on his dude ranch.

For once neither of them lied.

P.S. Froomkin's post is entitled "The Ominous Omnipotent Omnipresent Cheney" and sits below this headline, which made me laugh out loud:

However, I am filled with foreboding at Cheney's sudden, global ubiquity. It is deeply disturbing that, as the administration once again ramps up the war propaganda, he has popped out of his bunker like it's Groundhog Day.

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