Monday, February 13, 2006

When Veeps Misbehave

The Moose wonders what has gotten into the Veeps.

Clearly, Vice President Cheney was sending a message to Scooter Libby to keep his mouth shut. That was the only plausible explanation of the shooting incident. The Vice President is now going to learn the meaning of the maxim that it is better to be feared than to be mocked.

Expect Howard Dean to call for a Special Counsel to investigate what really happened down on that Texas ranch. Undoubtedly, Move On will commission an ad to charge that the Veep is no straight shooter. And don't expect the President to accept any invitations from his Veep to enjoy some hunting down on the Crawford spread. It was Cheney's killer rabbit moment.

All of this leads to the question - Will the Vice President complete his term? We have assumed that there will no incumbent Vice President running on the Republican side in '08. That may not be the case - the President may very well select his favored successor before the '08 Presidential primaries. Stay tuned.

While Cheney errantly shot off his shotgun, former Vice President Gore purposefully shot off his mouth. He saw fit to venture to Saudi Arabia to denounce America. In a land that oppresses its own people, spreads hate internationally and mistreats women, Gore stated,

"Former Vice President Al Gore told a mainly Saudi audience on Sunday that the U.S. government committed "terrible abuses" against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.Gore said Arabs had been "indiscriminately rounded up" and held in "unforgivable" conditions."

How brave and daring for Mr. Gore to attack America in the homeland of the 9/11 hijackers! Dan Quayle is smiling.
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