Our top story tonight: The Dick’s own pit bulls are turning on him. I’m your host, Hoist Petard…

Being a huge fan of irony and dark justice, I always love it when monsters turn on their creators. The more cynical and corrupt those creators are, the better.

So The Dick is pissed at Wolfie the B. Or, to put it more accurately, The Dick is pissed at some of his own dogs and The Wolf just happened to be there to take the beating:

Veep blows top
Rips Blitzer on CNN for asking about lesbian daughter’s baby

WASHINGTON – Vice President Cheney blew up yesterday when asked in a TV interview what he thinks of conservatives who are critical of his lesbian daughter Mary having a baby. In a wide-ranging interview, where he was unusually testy in several instances, Cheney got steamed when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer read him a comment from Focus on the Family, a social-conservative group that believes it’s not best for a child to be raised by single-sex parents, like Mary Cheney and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe.

“I’m delighted I’m about to have a sixth grandchild, Wolf, and obviously think the world of both of my daughters and all of my grandchildren. And I think, frankly, you’re out of line with that question,” Cheney fumed.

Before Blitzer could explain his question, Cheney interrupted the anchor of the “Situation Room” and again snapped, “I think you’re out of line with that question.”

Blitzer then spoke kindly of Mary Cheney and insisted his question wasn’t personal, just business. “Believe me, I’m very, very sympathetic to Liz and to Mary. I like them both. That was just a question that’s come up and it’s a responsible, fair question,” Blitzer said. (Story.)

The story also notes that The Dick “has been getting it from all sides this week: His former aide Lewis (Scooter) Libby is implicating him in the Valerie Plame CIA leak trial, and Sen. John McCain accused him of being one of Bush’s worst advisers on the Iraq war, along with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Cheney’s longtime mentor.”

Focus on the Family. John McCain. Scoots. All loyal lapdogs, all now gnawing on his crusty carcass like he was the last strip of Demon Jerky on the face of the Earth.

You know the betrayals are getting to him, too. I mean, look at his response. How is the question out of line? Dick, your party has made its bones on – let me see if I can phrase this uncontroversially – restricting the expansion of “special rights” for gays and lesbians. You and FoF have been great friends and fellow travelers. So when they start focusing on your family, there’s hardly anything out of line with a reporter asking you to comment on it. Ditto when McCain calls you out on Iraq and Rummy.

Don’t get me wrong, Dick – nobody is more surprised to see Wolf Blitzer practicing journalism in public than I am, and maybe that’s what threw you. Maybe you were anticipating a series of Guckerts from him, and when you heard a serious question you were caught off guard and didn’t know how to react.

In any case, please don’t ease off on our account. As ironical theater goes, this ranks right up there with finding out that Rush Limbaugh was one of those drug addicts he was always telling us about.



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