Let's Put Cheney Out to Pasture

VP is a veritable font of nonsense
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2009 9:03 AM CDT
Former Vice President Dick Cheney appears on CBS' "Face the Nation," Sunday in Washington.   (CBS)
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(Newser) – Isn’t it time we sent Dick Cheney back to Wyoming, found him a home “where the buffalo roam and there’s always room for one more crazy old coot down at the general store?” Eugene Robinson asks in the Washington Post. It’s no wonder the TV networks love him: “Unrestrained by protocol or objective reality, he’s pretty much guaranteed to say outrageous things.”

Cheney was again blasting President Obama for removing the Bush administration’s illegal terror policies—though, Robinson notes, he can’t actually prove that legal tactics wouldn’t have sufficed. Cheney went on to say he’d side with Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell—a bombastic radio talking head over a paragon of public service. “Cheney goes with the gasbag,” Robinson scoffs. Makes perfect sense. The buffalo are going to love this guy.