He Does Know Dick

by | Oct 6, 2004

Given the dire seriousness of Bush-Cheney’s repeated lies told to the American public, I find it odd that the Veep would allow such a careless slip during the debate last night. In his desire to disparage Senator Edwards, a man he claims has outsized ambitions for a first-term Senator, Cheney said he had never met the man from North Carolina, despite his weekly trips to the Senate. In fact, Cheney has met Edwards three times prior to last night.

Edwards and the Veep at a prayer breakfast in 2001

In an even crazier twist, Cheney asked people who doubted him (I forget on which point) to go to Fact Check dot com. He meant to say, Fact Check dot org, a nonpartisan site run by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. The Fact Check dot com people (who run a for-profit advertising site based in the Cayman Islands), deluged with traffic, slyly redirected their site to George Sorros dot com. Billionaire investor George Sorros, is a powerful opponent of the sitting administration. Ah, the internet.