This may be the dumbest post I have ever read. Surprisingly, it is not one of my own:
Vice President Dick Cheney shouted “go fuck yourself!” at inoffensive Senator Patrick Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, at a photo opportunity on the Senate floor earlier this week. On Friday he told Fox Cable News, “I expressed myself rather forcefully, felt better after I had done it.”
Now, it seems to me that the Senate floor is public space, paid for by the public. And in this regard, there is no difference between it and the public airwaves, which the public also owns…
Howard Stern no doubt feels better when he gets some blue language off his chest, too. So I propose that Mr. Cheney be made to pay $275,000 for fouling the air of the Senate in the way that he did. Should he feel the need to feel good again, he should be aware that the second offense in the Senate bill costs $500,000.
And, I propose that the fine go to vocational training for the disadvantaged people that Cheney has made a career of stomping all over.
“Inoffensive Pat Leahy.” Heh. Informed comment.
And Jeff Jarvis DIDN’T make that post??! :)
All he had to do was follow up with ‘pardon my french’ and everything would be swass.
Actually, he should apologize for sounding too much like and stooping to the level of a democrat presidential candidate.
This guy doesn’t understand the law, at all. It doesn’t even have to be discussed at length, about our broadcast airaves.
He also brings up the impeachment issue and how it relates to Jack Ryan. No one has accused Ryan of breaking the law, professor! Geesh.
I feel sorry for the UofM students who get admitted on their own merits.
That guy would last about a week in the competitive world of business.
Yes, the “inoffensive” leaker…
In his last year in the private sector, Cheney made 30 mil. He paid half of it in taxes. He donated another 12 mil. in charity. Yet Leahy calls him a war profiteer, then smiles to his face. I think Cold Fury summed up it best: “Go f*ck yourselves, you lying dirtbags.”