Day: November 16, 2008

a family affair?

The Real Powers…

Cheney’s Parting Gift

“…Cheney was speaking at a “victory rally” in a high school in Laramie, Wyoming, on Saturday. “[I]n three days, we’ll choose a new steward for the Presidency, and begin a new chapter in our history,” Cheney said. “It’s the biggest decision that we make together as Americans, a lot turns on the outcome. I believe the right leader for this moment in history is Senator John McCain.”

Jim Provance and Tom Troy write in the Toledo Blade that Obama mentioned Cheney on the stump as well: “‘President Bush is sitting out the last few days before the election,’ [Obama] said in Columbus. ‘But yesterday, Dick Cheney came out of his undisclosed location…”

“‘Don’t need to boo. You just need to vote,’ he said in response to the crowd’s reaction.

“‘Dick Cheney came out, and he hit the campaign trail, and he said, and I quote, that he is “delighted” to support John McCain,’ Mr. Obama said. ‘You’ve never seen Dick Cheney delighted before, but he is. That’s kind of hard to picture. So, I would like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement, because he really earned it.

“‘Here’s my question to you, Ohio,’ he said. ‘Do you think Dick Cheney is delighted to support John McCain because he thinks John McCain is going to bring change, because he thinks that somehow John McCain is really going to shake things up, get rid of the lobbyists, and Haliburton, and the old boys club in Washington? Ohio, we know better…'”


“…Who says Barack Obama doesn’t have what it takes to be president? Turns out, he’s a distant cousin of both Dick Cheney and George Bush.

The vice president’s wife, Lynne Cheney, announced her discovery yesterday while hawking her new book, “Blue Skies, No Fences,” on MSNBC.

When asked if she would support Hillary Rodham Clinton because she is a woman, Lynne Cheney said, “I have to admit to a certain bias here . . . Dick and Barack Obama are eighth cousins.”

Mrs. Cheney said that it was “an amazing American story that one ancestor . . . could be responsible down the family line for lives that have taken such different and varied paths…”