blogenlust
9.07.2004

Surely, you can't be serious?


"I am serious. And don't call me Shirley."
DES MOINES, Iowa Sept. 7, 2004 — Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday warned Americans about voting for Democratic Sen. John Kerry, saying that if the nation makes the wrong choice on Election Day it faces the threat of another terrorist attack. [...] "It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States," Cheney told about 350 supporters at a town-hall meeting in this Iowa city. If Kerry were elected, Cheney said the nation risks falling back into a "pre-9/11 mind-set" that terrorist attacks are criminal acts that require a reactive approach. Instead, he said Bush's offensive approach works to root out terrorists where they plan and train, and pressure countries that harbor terrorists.
Hey, for all Dick Cheney's faults, of which there are many, at least he's consistent! Fortunately, his track record on these types of things is Miss Cleo-esque. I think at some point the American people are going to see this Administration for what it really is: a bunch of fear-mongering, old white men, desperate to maintain their stranglehold on power. Hopefully, its before November 2.