Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cheney Speaks to New Coast Guard Officers

After a break (work, work, work!), AltTulsa is back—and on the Dick Cheney beat.

It seems that America's least popular national politician was the commencement speaker today at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. We don't know what Cheney told the new officers, but we expect he said something grand about national service and sacrifice.

AT believes in those values as well. But unlike the vice president, we didn't get five—yes, five!—deferments to avoid military service.

Cheney's lame excuse
: He had "other priorities."

Despite this failure, Cheney has spent his political life as an unreconstructed hawk. This means he has approved sending our sons and daughters off to war, something he was never willing to do.

But wait, there's more!

In case you missed it, Cheney was one of the Republican big dogs who went to Mississippi earlier this month in support of a GOP Congressional candidate. That candidate lost to the Democrat—this in a solid Red State.

Cheney or not, things aren't looking good for the Republicans in the fall.

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