Why Democrats should love Cheney
Cheney seems like a great choice for the Republican VP running mate. Can’t think of a better choice to urge the Democrats to get off the fence and get busy. After all, we know he wants to stop all abortions, wants to bomb somebody (anybody), and that he likes being rich (who wouldn’t), even at the expense of others (now that is a different story).
Readers on Cheney: love him or hate him
I think these responses — though in some instances they are taken out of context — demonstrate what a mistake it would be to elect Bush president. This man would have so much influence over him, and we can see how he thinks.
First, let me say I’ll never vote for W. and that Cheney is certainly a Big Oil Republican. However, even though these are direct quotes, it is indicative of the shallow journalism that has taken over political coverage. The quotes were not very revealing and are taken out of context. To do what you did in this piece reminds me of the propaganda techniques of Rush Limbaugh. Have we stooped that low?
Journalism Department, Baylor University
Hey — at least Cheney seems more honest than most of the slicksters!
They said this about Goldwater, but it’s a lot more descriptive of Cheney: “Fascist Gun in the West.”
San Francisco, Calif.
I can’t wait to replace the scumball currently in the Oval Office. The “Dumbocrats” are scared. Their past is a terrible thing to have to live down. I was a former “Dumbocrat” for 40 years, but I saw through that lying bunch of socialists. Now it’s time for a very welcome and much-needed change. We are going to have the White House fumigated.
Then we will begin returning honor, integrity, and respect to the Presidency. January cannot come soon enough. Go Bush/Cheney!
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
And Miss Ellie, too
I sincerely hope that Al Gore selects Ann Richards as his running mate. Who better to counter the Texas oil lobby than a fellow Texan?
While Cheney is a savvy political insider, his greatest defect is his close connection to the oil business. The Democrats should do mock Dallas commercials, with J.R., Jock, etc., conspiring to go to Washington.
I think that Dick Cheney is an honorable man who has given excellent service to our country. Despite his strong conservatism, he can work with all politicians and is generally respected. Good for W. for choosing a serious professional.
Will overweight people be next to sue?
RE: “Big Tobacco’s Big Loss”
I agree that Big Tobacco is evil, and at one time it got away with murder. Now, however, there are warning labels on cigarettes and have been for some time. These smokers that won money want to blame someone else for their decisions. No one held cigarettes to their lips; no one inhaled the toxic smoke for them. When they developed a hacking cough and yellow teeth, they continued to smoke. Should the producers of food be held accountable for the people that eat unhealthy diets? Should every overweight person in America sue Ben & Jerry’s? If Big Tobacco is responsible for long-term smokers developing cancer, why shouldn’t food companies be held responsible for all the overweight people in America?
No thanks to tobacco plaintiffs
RE: “Big Tobacco’s Big Loss”
The verdict against the tobacco industry shows what the American Dream has become: “Work hard until you get to sue for an early retirement.” Praising such ludicrous monetary awards will only continue to keep the lawyers rich. Maybe we should sue the government in civil court for failing to provide a safety net against nonsense lawsuits.
Frank E. Johnston
All about the Benjamin
Thanks for your great article on Medea Benjamin. Maybe not this time, but come the next general elections, the Greens and many other Medeas will be victorious.
Peter D. Molina