Drunk on power

One hallmark of this administration is how drunk its members are on power. They are smug arrogant bastards. Nothing, absolutely nothing, matters except remaining in power. One man -- if you can call him that -- who symbolizes this more than anyone else is Dick Cheney.

Even a casual observer of the news will have noticed how dismissive Cheney is of those on the other side of the aisle, and indeed of the checks and balances built into our system. One only has to google the phrase "cheney dismisses" to get thousands of results, out of which I list a few for your reading pleasure.

So, anytime he doesn't like someone or something, Cheney "dismisses." When something doesn't fit his neocon worldview, he "dismisses." Or, god forbid, should someone question his judgement or actions, he "dismisses." He knows what is best for you and you have no business asking questions. I mean, it's not like it's a democracy or anything!

This is the man, ladies and gentlemen, who is a heartbeat away from the presidency.

(And I'm not even counting the time when he dismissed a doctor or the time when he dismissed Clinton's heart surgery.)

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