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Ear to the Ground

Cheney Escapes Cross-Examination

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Posted on Feb 13, 2007
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The lawyer of alleged perjurer “Scooter” Libby revealed Tuesday that neither his client nor the vice president will testify for the defense. Dick Cheney would have been the first vice president to testify at a criminal trial, open to a range of uncomfortable questions from the prosecution.


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The prospect that Mr Cheney might take the stand in defence of Mr Libby had prompted great excitement.

But Mr Libby’s lawyer, Theodore Wells, said on Tuesday he would not call the vice-president - after suggesting in December that he would.

Mr Wells also said Mr Libby would not take the stand - prompting Judge Reggie Walton to ask Mr Libby to rise and confirm he was giving up the right to defend himself.

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By joey, February 16, 2007 at 6:13 pm Link to this comment
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Comity, civility,cooperation, discussion, legislation, creation,
debate, oration, and even thought itself are all made easier
in a time of peace..

Rancor, demonization , hatered, fighting, lying, shouting,
swearing, cheneying* and malice are all made easier
in a time of war.

*criminal or illegal activity

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By Terry Sloth, February 15, 2007 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney the great escape artist—-yes quite a magician; he escaped five times from serving in Vietnam with five deferments; he escaped from telling the public what energy companies he secretly met with in 2001; and he escaped explaining why he received 30 million dollars from Halliburton prior to assuming the
Vice-Presidency.

Yes, quite a prestidigitator, he puts Houdini to shame.

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By Christopher Robin, February 14, 2007 at 2:13 pm Link to this comment
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As much as I would like to see Cheney under oath , or better yet….. truth serum.
At least the court won’t be subjected to listening to his drone voice, repeat “I don’t recall” or “I have no recollection” or perhaps best of all, from one charged with responsibility of upholding the law “I respectfully decline to answer under my 5th amendment rights”.

I do seem to have some memory of someone in even higher office, than even his highness, “Lord Cheney”...Being forced to answer questions regarding his tawdry sex life.

Under that other historic “Republican faith based initiative”. To investigate and get to the bottom of “Whitewater”. The malfeasance of which, brought the government of the United States of America, to grind to a preoccupied halt for months. Now that’s true patriotism!

“The Republican Inquisition”

(or “The Kenneth Star Chronicles”)

Taxpayer costs? ......What price the truth?

Coo, coo, ca-choo, Mr. Kenneth Star
Jesus loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
God bless you please, Mr. Kenneth Star
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon
Going to the candidates debate
Laugh about it, shout about it
When you’ve got to choose
Ev’ry way you look at it, you lose

Where have you gone, Mr. Kenneth Star
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo, woo, woo)
What’s that you say?, Mr.Kenneth Star
Joltin’ Dick has left and gone away?
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

Apologies to Simon and Garfunkel

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By Rodney Matthews, February 14, 2007 at 9:52 am Link to this comment
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Scooter Libby was told to take the fall because the pardon was already secretly coming. Plus with his connections it won’t effect him financially because he’ll make a lot of money whether he is convicted or not. Criminals take care of fellow criminals just like the mafia. That’s what we have in this White House . A government run like the mafia with Don Cheney Corleone running the show. Bush is just the mouthpiece following orders.

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By GW=MCHammered, February 14, 2007 at 7:30 am Link to this comment
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Well, Mr Cheney sure missed his opportunity at 900-seconds of spotlight fame… that new hit reality show ‘Squirming with the Politicians’ is casting all month long!

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By Bill Gardner, February 13, 2007 at 7:44 pm Link to this comment
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I knew damn well Cheney wouldn’t be called to testify. Everybody in DC is scared to death of the son-of-a-bitch.

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By Dennis D, February 13, 2007 at 7:37 pm Link to this comment
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The movie “Catch Me If You Can” should have been about Dickie. Homeland Insecurity just upgraded the terrorist alert - Dick is back in his bunker.

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By Chaseme, February 13, 2007 at 6:36 pm Link to this comment
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What do Theodore Wells and Rodney King have in common? They both exhibit the same level of survival skills during very intense moments.

If chney will take it upon himself to shoot his hunting buddy, when he could easily have someone else do it for him; you know, like Ken Lay, Iraq, etc., etc., imagine what he would do if his own side pissed him off while he was on the stand?

And, I’m not so sure if the metal detectors are capable of detecting his laser sword. If he’s able to slip that thing in the courtroom, those people could be in a lot of trouble!

Wells has family that he is not quite ready to say goodbye to yet. He knows that he better not piss cheney off. You can’t fault a guy’s survival skills, can you?

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By Quy Tran, February 13, 2007 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment
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Just look at his tooth. Does he borrow them from DRACULA ?

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By Quy Tran, February 13, 2007 at 5:58 pm Link to this comment
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There’s absolutely no “human laws” which can be applied to “sub-humans”.

He could have cross-examination in the other world with other ephemeral souls.

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By NathanHale, February 13, 2007 at 5:42 pm Link to this comment
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Now how in the world did this Cheney F*** get his hands on a NOC list name….. Whomever gave this info to Cheney violated the “need to know” cavaet and should be slow roasted over an open flame.  (Cheney would approve if it didn’t affect him)

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By joneden, February 13, 2007 at 5:40 pm Link to this comment
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The attorney probably received a visit or phone calls explaining to him the facts of life—a man willing to kill 100’s of thousands should have no real problem putting out such a notice.

Cheers! jon
For an irreverent (and relevant) look at the climate change report, see http://EcosystemCollapse.com/ellen.html

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By Terry Sloth, February 13, 2007 at 5:37 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney should meet the same ignominious fate as Spiro Agnew, and then the compassionate conservative Bush, could follow with a Nixon- like departure—hail to the thieves. Surely they stole enough money by now.

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By Via, February 13, 2007 at 5:18 pm Link to this comment
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I imagine Cheney wisely refused to expose himself to questions from Fitzgerald.  A pardon for Scooter is most likely in the works.

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