On the off chance some readers rely on me for national political news.... I used to think Dick Cheney had suffered a minor stroke, but now I think the grimace on his sinister side must be the result of trying to keep a straight face as he lied about Iraq, torture and other manipulations yet to be disclosed.
Pres. Obama's general stance of moving on from the mistakes of the Bush administration made sense to me. That's how I'd run an organization. But with Cheney's Torture Tour attempts to obscure his record and impeach the president's judgment, Cheney is asking for it. I hope the current administration will be just a bit less circumspect about the dirt it uncovers from the last one.
The traditional news media is heading way beyond lapdog status into fully submissive, peeing on the floor mode. It's lapping up the red herring story that Nancy Pelosi could've stopped torture and didn't, while the man who always had other priorities comes out of his bunker to finally tell the "truth."
Cheney gets his 20 minutes over and over, and the media has barely acknowledged how this man and his cohorts have been manipulating them. For example, how the Bush Pentagon populated TV news with "expert military analysts" who just happened to work for companies with fat Pentagon contracts.
At least there's a chance that the viewers of Fox News might get some actual critical reporting by reading their men's magazines.
Seriously. GQ is breaking the story of how Donald Rumsfeld cynically slapped Bible quotes on classified intelligence briefings for Pres. Bush. Playboy.com walks you through a waterboarding (see video).
I checked Maxim to see if it had a scoop, too. The current issue has a story titled "The scariest man in America." I couldn't find it online, but I have an idea who it might be about.