Man Bites Dog: Cheney, Perino Tell Truth

In a rare confluence of honesty…or perhaps just a freak accident, two members of the Bush Administration told the truth on the same day.

Perino’s truth is more ‘newsy,’ so let’s start there. Hold onto your hats for this revelation!!!

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino issued a terse response to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) suggestion that President Bush is the “worst president we’ve ever had.”

“The Senate Majority Leader isn’t really taken seriously,” Perino said.

What what what??? Fighting Harry Reid not taken seriously by Republicans??? Somebody call Claude Rains.

And the man who takes him least seriously I’m sure, yes …this man…

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Also told the truth. His truth is less newsy because it is the same truth he has been telling for a while now, (though his keepers still plan to have his wiring checked as a precaution) the basic truth that we are trying to address with the Citizens Petition: Special Prosecutor for Bush War Crimes: If the President does it….and is not impeached….it is legal.

Via Raw Story

Asked by Schieffer if he believed that anything the president does in time of war is legal, Cheney said there is “historic precedent of taking action that you wouldn’t take in peacetime.”

Cheney referenced Abraham Lincoln as an example of another president who “suspended the writ of habeus corpus” during a war, prompting this exchange:

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SCHIEFFER: But nobody thinks that was legal.

CHENEY: Well, no. It certainly was in the sense he wasn’t impeached. And it was a wartime measure that he took that I think history says today, yeah, that was probably a good thing to do.

In other words, unless someone actually says “Hey! That’s illegal!” The President can do whatever he wants. The good old Emperor Has No Clothes theory of law. If a President tortures in a forest….

Which brings us back to our Congressional leadershitp. The ONLY authorities who can say …”Hey! That’s illegal!”

But didn’t, haven’t, and apparently won’t.

I wonder why no one takes them seriously? (Unless of course you think the Republican war criminals take Pelosi any more seriously than they do Reid…..and why would they?) Yes, Dick once again (indirectly) admits that there was and is probable cause for impeachment, but joins with Perino in laughing in the face of the Dem leadership. And why not? Everyone knows that unless you stand up to a bully…or a tyrant…they will do whatever they want, no matter how heinous or in human or immoral. Why not? Who is going to stop them? Reid? Pelosi? Hahahaha! All Dick has to do is look at them and they crumble.

Disgusting.

Our government is broken, it is up to us to fix it, and we can only fix it by speaking up and NOT being shut up, Neither by the icy glance of Cheney, nor the comforting palliatives of ‘change.’

Yell louder!

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  2. hey that’s illegal. None of them not one except Dennis. Nancy effectively said it’s legal when she took the law off the table. Is this a legal ‘war’? Since when?

    • RUKind on January 5, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    In fourteen and a half days, it’ll be Barney’s turn. W has poked every other pooch on the planet. And he’s darned proud of it, too. Hell, he even poked the whole planet and the entire human race with it. No one in history has managed to do that.

    May he long be remembered – truthfully!

    • Edger on January 5, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Are trying the goddamdest to deflect the heat at turn it on Pelosi and Reid.

    Heh! Me too! They both need to have fires lit under their asses.

    I wish Pelosi and Reid would get off their porcine fat asses, pick up impeachment off the floor where she threw it two years ago, put it back on the table, impeach Bush and Cheney, put them both through war crimes trial, and put them in jail.

    Then we can arrest Pelosi and Reid, and do it all again. 😉

    How’d I get on Cheney’s side?!?!?!?

    WTF?!?!?!?

  3. The Cheney Doctrine.  It’s a goddamned challenge to a spineless congress.  And the spineless congress will sleep right through it, as they always have.  We need a new Congress–of course that’s been obvious for some time–and, I suspect, a new political party as well.

  4. And it was a wartime measure that he took that I think history says today, yeah, that was probably a good thing to do.

    There’s the problem.  No one ever suggested to these guys that the ends might not justify the means.

    • robodd on January 5, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    He and Bush should have been impeached long, long ago.

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