October 06, 2004

And the Winner is?

from - Buck

After the first debate Bush the son had set the level of expectation so low that Dick Cheney could not have crawled under it. It was inevitable that Cheney would do better than his boss and he did not disappoint. I am amazed that Cheney continues with the line “there is a connection between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein”. When he said

we had to go after the terrorists where ever we might find them, that we also had to go after state sponsors of terror, those who might provide sanctuary or safe harbor for terror.
he was describing in varying degrees at least 60 countries, none of which happen to be Iraq.

One of the most interesting parts of the debates was when Cheney said

With respect to how we‘ve spent our careers, I obviously made a choice for public service. And I‘ve been at it for a good long time now, except for those periods when we lost elections.

I am truly humbled by the honorable, self-sacrificing public servant. Here is a man whose net worth is estimated at around 50 million dollars and who, according to his biography, has spent the vast majority of his working life selflessly serving the public. Oh yeah, we have been selflessly served and should appreciate Dick's sacrifices.

As far as I can tell he only spent 5 years of his private sector working life at Halliburton Am I to believe that he has accumulated the kind of wealth he has from the salary of a public servant? Dick plays the game well and has the bank account to prove it. For that he is to be commended.

As far as who won the debate it depends on whose poll you read. MSNBC has Edwards winning 63-37. An ABC news poll has Cheney listed as the winner 43-35. I guess it depends on where you are and who you ask.

In my opinion if the debates were football games Bush the son lost 54-6 and Cheney won 17-15.

But the debates are really more like professional wrestling than football.
Can you imagine a four man tag team death match and you are Dick Cheney, about to have to tag your partner and put his puny ass back in the ring?

It must be mortifying.


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Posted by Buck at October 6, 2004 09:25 AM
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