Just As I Thought

That tone thing again

I’m not going to harp on Dick Cheney’s use of profanity the other day — it’s more of an amusement than anything else, and I think he should be able to use whatever words he wants to express himself. It’s the first inkling we’ve ever seen that he’s actually human.
I do, however, want to quote what Mr. Cheney said during the 2000 campaign. I leave it up to you to intepret it and decide whether the Bush-Cheney administration lived up to their promise, or did the opposite:

“I look forward to working with you, Governor, to change the tone in Washington, to restore a spirit of civility and respect and cooperation.” So said Dick Cheney on the day he was chosen to be George W. Bush’s running mate.
“The days of the war room and the permanent campaign are over. . . . We take seriously the responsibility to be honest and civil.” So said Mr. Cheney in February 2001, in his first major speech as vice president.

What a load of crap.

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