Monday, February 20, 2006

Dick Cheney: Moral coward

Well, that's Josh Marshall's take, anyway. I thought it would make a good headline, and intro to his piece about Mary Matalin's dissembling over the "Cheney's Got a Gun" incident. He's got Mary cold.

The thing is, I sort of admire Cheney in a bizarre way. With him, what you see is what you get. Not like Bush, who hides behind a rather absurd hail-fellow-well-met, all-hat-no-cattle sensibility. Cheney doesn't do pretense. Which is why it was so hard for him to do even the soft Brit Hume mea culpa, which he only did when the Prez leaned on him. I'm sure he honestly believed that he had nothing to explain, nothing to apologize for. He knows he comes off like the Emperor in Star Wars, and he's OK with that. Good for him.

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