The nation's least popular national politician, Vice President Dick Cheney, can't keep his stories straight. Not for the first time, Cheney has made highly exaggerated public statements (i.e., lies) that serve his political goals.
A few days ago, Cheney claimed that the Chinese, on behalf of Cuba, were drilling for oil 60 miles off the U.S. coast. It's a great right-wing story, guaranteed to whip up a furor among conservatives. Other GOP operatives quickly repeated the story, some even moving the Chinese operation closer to Florida.
Too bad it's not true, as even Cheney has been forced to admit. Think Progress has the gory details here.
Remember, Sooner fans, this is the same glorious vice president that Sen. Inhofe brought to Tulsa last year. Talk about the blind leading the blind.