Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘vice president’

In My Time

It seems that I grew up with Dick Cheney and hardly knew it until the last ten years.  Vice President Cheney’s political career and life really spanned my teenage years when he was with Nixon/Ford then Bush 1 then Bush 2.  There is perhaps no greater lightening rod in the Republican party than Mr. Cheney.  I sit near a gentleman at work who volunteered how much he hated Dick Cheney when he noticed that I was reading his book at lunch.  Like his career In My Time is a long account of his time in both the private and public sector.  Mr. Cheney provides a great deal of depth behind many of the most “controversial” decisions made during the Bush presidency.  I used the quotes around controversial because they perhaps weren’t so controversial when you read his side; a side of decisions that were not advanced enough for my taste. 

Who Let The Dog Out?

The mascot of our local school district happens to be a dog.  Needless to say there aren’t many sports games played that the famous song by The Baha Men isn’t blared over the loudspeakers ten years after the song was popular and 9.5 years after it was tolerable. 

The “dog” in this post is none other than our esteemed VP, Joe Biden.  For the life of me I cannot understand why he is not kept under wraps.  Even the lame-stream media cannot smother all of the things that come out of his mouth.  Maybe his freedom is part of a “contrast” strategy whereby Obama looks bright and measured by comparison.  A more likely scenario is that by shooting off his mouth, BHO can always jettison him before the next presidential election in favor of a more “suitable” running mate.  By “suitable” I mean Hillary (she is famous for wearing pants suits).