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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:35 PM
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Poll question: Auschwitz - Cheney Style:
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 09:40 PM by Bunny
I know we're all sick of talking about Cheney's ice fishing/snow-blowing get-up at the Auschwitz ceremony. I have to admit to some astonishment at what he's wearing - I honestly could see Young George pulling a stunt like this, but I would have thought that Ol' Dick had more sense than that.

So I'm curious about what you think of his clothing choices. There's no real need to comment if you don't want to, I'm just kinda looking for percentages. Thanks!

edited to add a picture:

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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redsoxliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:36 PM
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1. pic? what happened?
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:37 PM
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2. he is a classless puke just like his monkey friend
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:41 PM
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5. He sticks out like a sore thumb
I suppose it's fitting that one of the architects of Bush's latter-day concentration camps should appear disrespectful at Auschwitz.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:49 AM
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19. All that, and also: at Auschwitz, the camp that Shrubbie's family
helped finance and made a lot of money off of.

Deliciously ironic.

Cheney, making untold millions off this war, going to see the place that his boss' grandfather built.
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HamiltonHabs32 Donating Member (465 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:58 AM
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25. politics aside...
Is this not the funniest thing you have ever seen... he must be thinking "damn I am such an idiot"

the funniest thing is he stuck out like a sore thumb, everybody in attendence must be thinking "what a tool"

after the States being a No-show at the world forum the other day, add in this. Nothing but bad PR from the states lately
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:41 PM
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3. Vice Presidents have been aware of formal protocols --
-- for a long time.

Cheney and his staff knew the occasion and what was called for.

I believe he did this on purpose.

I do not believe a Vice President Edwards, rightfully elected as he was, would have shown up dressed as the Michelin Man.
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:30 AM
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12. His trip was meant to be "pre-emptive"...since much dialogue about Nazi's
"close" to the WH and Bushco, as well as post-WWII is just beginning to "surface" mainstream. I also understand a major book on U.S. Nazi's is to be released in February. By stopping the upcoming suspicions and 'dialogue' about Nazi's in the U.S. Gov't...by appearing at the Holocaust Memorial...this is typical Rovian spin, to say "See the compassionate Conservative VP who has not one Nazi bone in his very cold body."

Also, ironically...even though it was quite cold in Auschwitz yesterday, it was clearly far "colder" to Cheney...since the last place he'd want to be...was sympathizing with war victims.

I'm just curious how Cheney's "heart" felt yesterday...if it is capable of feeling anything at all.

I watched the Memorial on CSPAN, and it was so moving and depressing. More so, in light of growing human rights violations, and war time torture violations.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:38 AM
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13. wow, zann. Thank you for the information --
-- I had no idea about the release next week and hadn't considered it from a Rovian standpoint.

But what you say resonates. Also the whole thing drags down my spirits. Not you -- Cheney.

Appreciate very much your rounding out and filling in on this whole trip.

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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:57 AM
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20. I agree with you completely
and of course he understands protocol (he's not a fool). this just shows the world what a snide son of a bitch he is. with no class.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:41 PM
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4. If that's Lynne beside him
then yes, it was deliberate.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:43 PM
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7. Oh yeah, that's Lynne beside him.
:hi: sundog
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:43 PM
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6. Heartless bastard
it was intentional.
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Maiden England Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:49 PM
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8. They told him he was going to the ghetto
he got a tad confused....

He missed out on the rapper pants, which is a shame because MC Hammer pants would have hidden the depends nicely.

Also the Jew in me would like to add - he's a fucking asshole.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:10 PM
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9. A kick before bedtime.
:kick:
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:11 PM
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10. Come on, give him a break, he's in Europe..
no way a formal coat is going to cover the 250V-125V power converter to keep his ugly little heart running.....
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tibbir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:38 PM
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11. These assholes never cease to amaze. [eom]
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:43 AM
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14. Where's his snowblower?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:44 AM
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15. Oh, that was clearly and utterly deliberate, and a total FUCK YOU to
Europe for telling the truth about our war criminal asshole president and refusing to follow in his folly.

No way in hell was this accidental or a faux pas. It was planned, deliberately. In fact, I'm sure that Rove (or someone) and some others actually spent a couple days looking at a wide variety of clothing trying to find just the right get up that would offer the best possible fuck you.
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ignatius 2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:44 AM
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16. In this WH where every damned thing is a pr phot-op, he knew
exactly what he was doing..an up yours, I am the United States of America. I wear what I want,when I want, where I want.

I invade countries same drill as above.

I am the world so kiss my ring and my ass.

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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:45 AM
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17. The spin is that he was trying to stay warm
but, as another DU poster so eloquently put, he had no trouble with appropriate attire for his little coronation last week.

This was deliberate.
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:47 AM
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18. I thought Cheney's supporters
didn't believe in the Holocaust! So maybe he thought it wasn't a real ceremony.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:00 AM
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21. He wore a long, formal, dark wool coat to his own inauguration, sooo
I think this was a big ol' intentional "Fuck Yourself" to Europe and to everything that was being memorialized there.

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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:04 AM
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22. The silly bastid was supposed to be representing the U.S. at a formal...
ceremony. He effin' disgraced us!
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:32 AM
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23. A kick for the morning crowd. n/t
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:37 AM
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24. Dick sure likes to say "fuck you" either with words or clothes.
This was a big "FUCK YOU" to the memory of the holocaust suriviors of
Auschwitz. There is no excuse, no justification for this blatant insult. This is sheer arrogance. He knew EXACTLY what he was doing.
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:12 AM
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26. How tacky. You're supposed to dress better at your boss' family business
As many of you know, that's no joke: Prescott helped fund those two camps through the Union Bank.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:19 AM
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27. Basically, he has no class . . .
And his advisors are brainless puppies with no sense of the moment.
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