I’ve tried hard not to make any judgements about Cheney outside of the hunting incident but since you’ve broadened the discussion, I’ll just say that while I think his motivations have been honorable (I do NOT think he’s involved in some sort of oil industry cabal to rape the country), I do think his judgements about everything from who should be VP (when he picked himself rather than somebody who could succeed Bush) to Iraq to deficit spending to whatever have been a disaster for the country. As to the great job he gave up at Haliburton, any objective observer (and I was a Haliburton stockholder while he was CEO) will have trouble not acknowledging that he was mostly a figurehead who was hired for his ability to garner government contracts and schmooze his friends still in government on behalf of the company–in other words, he got the job because he was a powerful politician and his golden parachute was sufficient that he didn’t give up much to go back to being one.
I am sorry if my comments offended you but it was truly meant as what I said. What your comments where was true to you. I respect that.
I still stand by my comments.
Paul E. Smith