Personally, I’m tired of my candidate of choice, Barack Obama, having to apologize for stuff other people say or do. I guess Barack is going to apologize to the country on my behalf for telling another commuter what I thought of his driving skills, yesterday. Obviously, he has no control over that. But, that Tourette's syndrome vice president, Dick Cheney, runs around and says anything that comes to his mind.
It’s hilarious when you think of how politicians who are running for office have to walk delicately to not incense the electorate and you compare them with politicians that just don’t give damn. hmmmm….who could that be?
Unfortunately, there is some talk that Cheney maybe, distantly, related to Barack. The VP noted that he had Cheneys on both sides of his family.
"And we don't even live in West Virginia," Cheney quipped.
"You can say those things when you're not running for re-election."
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, quickly asked Cheney to apologize.
"I truly cannot believe that any vice president of the United States, regardless of their political affiliation, would make such a derogatory statement about my state or any state for that matter," he said.
On Capitol Hill, Cheney's comment was denounced by both Democrats and Republicans.
"This is exactly the type of stereotyping that we don't need from our elected officials," said Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. "It's disrespectful, and it's certainly not funny. ... As a proud state, I can say we are disappointed."
Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., blasted Cheney, saying that for a vice president to openly display "such contempt and astounding ignorance toward his own countrymen" was an insult to all Americans.
"Now that he or the administration he represents no longer needs their vote, Mr. Cheney apparently feels that he is now free to mock and belittle the people of West Virginia," Byrd said.
Well, we are shocked! Cheney can direct the manufactured candidate from the VP office. He can appropriate billions to Halliburton. He can use foul language in the well of the U.S. House of Representatives. He can shoot friends in the face. But, Barack felt the need to apologize to a young woman for using a term of endearment, “sweetie” ??????