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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:06 AM
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Poll question: Was I watching "Meet the Press" or "Make me Laugh"
Flipped on the TV and Tim Russert was asking Dick Cheney about all those no-bid contract's that Halliburton got for helping to rebuild Iraq. And Tim asked him point blank "Did you have anything to do with them getting those contracts". What I heard next had me laughing so loud I think I woke up my neighbors "Of course not" (paraphrasing here) and then Dick goes on to talk about how, during his 5 years as Halliburton CEO, he had absolutely nothing to do with their defense contracts.

My side is still hurting from laughing too hard; I think I have to change my undies because I laughed so hard a little bit of pee-pee came out. And I swear there is a crack in my television screen from where a 3D version of Cheney's nose extended out into the realms of my world.

Folks - was that "Meet the Press" I was watching or "Make Me Laugh, 2003"

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:10 AM
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1. I thought Russert did a VERY poor job of following up
on Cheney's lies and obfuscations. It's as if Russert was out late last night, didn't do his homework, and was just reading the questions given to him by his writers. It was terrible.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:12 AM
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3. I had to turn it off after that
If that was Al Gore who was the Secretary of Defense for Jimmy Carter, spent 5 years as Halliburton CEO before becoming Vice President, the media would have raked him through the coals. Every contract Halliburton ever had would have been scrutinized and somehow considered "shady" by our "liberal" media standards!
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chillwindblowing Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:16 AM
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6. I laughed so hard
I laughed so hard I cried, literally cried.
Unbeievable to think anyone would buy that garbage.
Please make it stop....
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:56 AM
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12. Hi chillwindblowing!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:43 AM
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13. Maybe, this is just the beginning...
Maybe the entire point of this warm and fuzzy interview was to get Cheney to talk and get on record. Now we have something to work from. All we have to do is investigate to see if he had anything to do with defense contracts with Haliburton. ANYTHING at all, and we've caught him in a lie with newsfeed.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:22 AM
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8. He was threaten with Gitmo..
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:10 AM
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2. Obviously this is pure proof that freeper stalkers exist at DU
Who the hell would vote that they honestly believe Dick had nothing to do with those contracts?!
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:14 AM
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4. I believe that Cheney didn't have anything to do with those contracts
because in fact he didn't NEED to. Everyone knows he used to be their CEO, everyone knows he still has very close ties to the company, everyone knows that there is not supposed to be competitive bidding, and everyone knows that Halliburton is to get the contracts. Cheney doesn't even need to open his mouth. It. Just. Happens.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:27 AM
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9. Then What Did The "Energy Commission" Talk About...
...behind closed doors in 2001? And why is DC working soooo hard to keep the information a secret?

If they were talking about $$$ - it is a crime.
If they were talking about matters of "national security" (appears that Iraq popped up as a topic) - it is a crime.
If they were talking about bunnies and kitties - it is a crime to cover it up.

I understand what you're saying, but I also understand that with or without the Hal contracts, we should still be nailing this bastard. Russert didn't do the job. Quelle suprise.

It's a sad day when we have a couple hundred democrats (emphasis on the little "d") in congress, and we're depending on Tim Russert to speak up about it.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:40 AM
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10. Yes, I agree with you too.
Note that I was referring to the Iraq contracts, not any business that came out of his energy meetings in 2001.

Yes, Russert did not do his job with Cheney. Very, very poor. An 8th grader could have done as good a job, for all the follow-up Russert did.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:54 AM
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11. They could be IRONIC votes
Something to think about en route to Gitmo.

--bkl
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:55 AM
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14. You and I are sharing a cell in gitmo
along with about a dozen other DUers who made the mistake of posting here. And that's a 6X6 cell.

:grouphug:

:eyes:
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:16 AM
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5. When Cheney smiles
he looks like last nights bourbon is burning his gut.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:21 AM
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7. Funny...
When Howard Dean was on "Press the Meat" Tim Russert spent a long time grilling him on exactly how many US troops were in Viet...er, Iraq. Yet now that he's got Cheney, who ought to know how many there are, Tim doesn't seem interested in THAT issue....
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bucknaked Donating Member (818 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:03 PM
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15. The right sure got a kick out of that...
...but when Bush bombed in that interview during the 2000 campaign, remember:

Interviewer: "Can you name the President of Chechnya?"

Bush: "No. Can you?"

...it was an "ambush!" an "attack" etc. Nevermind the 3rd-grader rebuttal of "no, can you?"

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