Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Dick Cheney's Little Lies

So what do you do if you've told all the huge life or death lies you can think of? Move on to the little ones, of course.

Someone should tell Cheney there is such a thing as the blogosphere where every word he speaks wil be parsed, deconstructed and...revealed to be lies. The blogs were the first to produce the evidence that he and Edwards had indeed met at least twice, contrary to his own words during the debate. And now, it turns out that Cheney lied when he said the following:
Now, in my capacity as vice president, I am the president of Senate, the presiding officer. I'm up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they're in session.
Unfortunately for him, that information is public knowledge. It's called the In-ter-net, Dick. Turns out he presided over the Senate only twice between 2001-2004. Give it up to for this one.

In addition, Dick Cheney said this to Senator Edwards last night:

Your hometown newspaper has taken to calling you Senator Gone.
Wrong again, buddy. According to the Raleigh News & Observer, arguably John Edwards's hometown paper since Raleigh is where he lives:

At Tuesday night's vice presidential debate in Cleveland, incumbent Dick Cheney tweaked Democratic challenger John Edwards of Raleigh by saying that Edwards' hometown newspaper "has taken to calling you 'Senator Gone.'"

The epithet did not come from The News & Observer. It was coined by The Pilot, the weekly newspaper of Southern Pines, in the southeastern edge of Moore County. Edwards grew up in the Moore County town of Robbins, about 20 miles north.

Oh but wait, my bad, Cheney does know what the Internet is:
...if you go, for example, to (sic), an independent Web site sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, you can get the specific details with respect to Halliburton.
Nice one, Dick. It's actually, and here's what they have to say:
Cheney got our domain name wrong -- calling us "" -- and wrongly implied that we had rebutted allegations Edwards was making about what Cheney had done as chief executive officer of Halliburton.

In fact, we did post an article pointing out that Cheney hasn't profited personally while in office from Halliburton's Iraq contracts, as falsely implied by a Kerry TV ad. But Edwards was talking about Cheney's responsibility for earlier Halliburton troubles. And in fact, Edwards was mostly right.

Whether you call them lies or errors, there's no doubting he's just plain old wrong time and time again.
Say it with me people, Cheney stands for Wrong.


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