July 13, 2004

Sounds about right to me...

Jay Bryant thinks Dick Cheney may be the best VP in US history. Of course that's not a high bar to leap, traditionally the Veep doesn't do anything...

...Cheney is the only Vice President ever accused of being too influential. The paranoid caricatures paint him as a Svengali, manipulating President and nation in the interests of – what, Halliburton? I have observed Dick Cheney since his days in Congress; he is one of the most responsible and capable leaders I can think of. He was in government decades before he went to work for Halliburton and any suggestion that he would put that or any other private interest ahead of his country is a canard both absurd and malicious.

Dick Cheney has elevated the Vice Presidency to an unprecedented level of importance and influence. Because of this, his enemies have attacked him with unprecedented vituperation, his very competence grist for their mills of hatred....

Posted by John Weidner at July 13, 2004 8:12 AM
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