Friday, February 17, 2006

Dickie's Quickies

Scott has a good post this morning on the Dick Cheney fiasco. I'd like to point out that this is another example of the utter incompetence of this administration. Where or not you believe Cheney might have been drunk, he still could have had his spokespeople handle the situation. He chose not to do that and it's raised a lot of suspicions. Cheney should be held accountable for his arrogance. And someone should shut Scott McClellan the fuck up. If I hear that prick say one more time, "The American people..." Fuck you, don't speak for me any more than O'Reilly or Franken do.

Time on line has a good article on how people move in and out of government to work for lobbyists. The whole scheme is so slimy that you'll want to take a shower after reading it.
The $160,000 committee post meant an almost 90% pay cut, but Shockey's lobbying firm helped cushion the blow. Copeland, Lowery, Jacquez—where Lewis’s close friend Bill Lowery, a former California congressman, is a partner—gave Shockey a $600,000 going-away buyout, according to Shockey’s financial disclosure form. He was to receive his buyout in three $200,000 payments scheduled for February, May and August 2005—even as he was in his committee post. The firm would also keep Shockey in the family by hiring his wife, Alexandra—another former Lewis aide—as a consulting lobbyist.
Apple lovers finally get the attention they've been whining about - a worm of their own.

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