Cheney gives a shot in the face to local economy
Cheney ties up traffic for meaningless Philly photo-op
That waddling sound you heard here this afternoon was a quick-in-and-out from America's second lamest duck, Vice President Dick Cheney, who snuck in with little fanfare for maybe the most empty photo-op since Ronald Reagan's handlers invented them. Apparently your federal rebate check comes from here in the Philadelphia area, a fact that hasn't sped the arrival of mine yet:
"A shot of energy?" I'll say! Apparently Cheney and his entourage flew from D.C. to Willow Grove to deliver that 10-minute speech, wasting God knows how much pricey jet fuel in the process. And that wasn't the only "black gold" squandered in Cheney's hollow visit here.
So, hundreds and maybe thousands of Philadelphia-area motorists idled in traffic so Cheney could come here for 10 minutes. With the price of gasoline these days, that probably ate up half of their $600 rebate check right there. Here's a crazy idea -- with America in the middle of its worst energy crisis in more than a generation, why don't Cheney and his boss do this for a photo op? WALK out to the Rose Garden and announce that you are curtailing all unnecessary trips between now and January -- and urge private citizens to do the same.
Because Dick Cheney only really needs to be on one more flight in his life, and that's a one-way ticket to the airport at Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Blogger's note: Picture at top is from some other pointless Cheney trip.