Monday, September 25, 2006

Cheney, Cheney, he's our man

Decisions, decisions.

If I'm going to the Pfister to see Mr. Popularity, Dick Cheney, today, should I just buy the regulasr $1,000 blue plate special ticket, or pop for the five grand to have my photo taken with him?

I hope there are lot of photo ops with Congressman Mark Green and Dick Cheney. They would look good in some commercials about Washington corruption and the debacle in Iraq.

The event is one more way for special interests to give money to Mark Green. The checks go to the party, which then spends it on behalf of Green's campaign.

Does that sound shady? Does it remind you of Green's problems with taking special interest money for one campaign and illegally using it for another?

This event seems legal, so enjoy the lunch. Hope the judge's decision in the Elections Board case this afternoon doesn't give anyone indigestion.

Chaney's positives-negatives in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll are 34-50, with 13% "very positive" and 35% "very negative." Hope it rubs off.

UPDATE: Did you know that Paul Soglin and Dick Cheney were classmates? Well, sort of.

I don't suppose, in light of this report yesterday, that anyone will ask him about this, from Think Progress:
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Cheney 'Can't Buy' Idea That Iraq War Is Creating More Terrorists

President Bush isn't the only one who ignored the findings of the NIE that "the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism." Vice President Cheney did too.

On the September 10, 2006 broadcast of Meet the Press, Tim Russert presented Cheney with a CBS/New York Times poll that said the majority of Americans agree with the intelligence community's assessment that our actions overseas are creating more terrorists. "I cant buy that," Cheney responded.
UPDATE: Cheney, addressing a huge throng of 125 at the Pfister, defends the war. Green doesn't stand or sit anywhere near him, but says not to read anything into it. If all 125 paid $1,000 (doubtful) that should just about pay the costs to fly Air Force 2 to Milwaukee for the event.

CARRIE LYNCH: Green takes the money and runs.

Guess who's paying for security?


At 10:05 AM, Blogger goofticket said...

It is a closed, no media, very private, very exclusive hob knobbing event.
At the same time this occurs, a Dane County judge is going to rule on Green's violated civil rights.
Think the FBI will barge in and haul Green away in handcuffs for violating federal law, if found guilty?

That's a photo-op.

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Seth Zlotocha said...

From the JS: "Green addressed the luncheon at the Pfister Hotel separately before Cheney was introduced and did not share the speaker's platform with the vice president."

See no evil, hear no evil.

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Gosh, it seams like just yesterday you were complaining that people were unjustly labeling Doyle a crook. Today, you write that Green illigally used special interest money. He has not used the money. A man with integrity holds himself to his own standards.

How was the $1000 salid?


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