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Damn, Dirty Ape
10-11-2001, 11:19 AM
From CNN.COM (http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/10/09/rec.attacks.security/index.html):
"In Washington, Vice President Dick Cheney has remained at a secure, undisclosed location away from the White House, two administration officials told CNN. He had been scheduled to swear in Tom Ridge Monday as the new director of homeland security; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas stepped in to deliver the oath instead."
So, where is Cheney, and what is he up to? Is his security more important than Bush's?
My guess is that he has had another heart attack and is recovering in a hospital somewhere.
Washington may be on the lookout for a Cheney look-a-like, like in that movie "Dave", or like the Russians did when Yeltsin died.
Dr T Non-Fan
10-11-2001, 11:47 AM
Well, the leader of the country must have top security. Can't lose him, you know. What would we do if something should happen to him?
10-11-2001, 11:50 AM
I fear that you do not what you have started. No silly Bush jokes are allowed in this environment. Just warning you.
The Mad Hatter
10-11-2001, 12:13 PM
Maybe it's all a ruse and the VP is really abroad. Perhaps in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia or (gasp)Syria negotiating. Nixon secretly visited China.
10-11-2001, 03:15 PM
Call me silly...but is Yeltsin really dead? Or was that a joke/hoax?
10-11-2001, 03:52 PM
Please do not tell me that you have missed the basic chain of command here. . .
Bush must be visible in the Capital in order to placate the American public. Dick is the next in the line of succesion in the chain of command. If Bush gets nuked, he is in charge, so in order to insure that both of them aren't killed at once, Cheney has to be somewhere else.
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10-11-2001, 03:56 PM
Beat me to the hospital crack. d*mn. How about this one?
I thought Bush was more comfortable sitting on Uncle Dick's lap? He better not be gone long.
Dr T Non-Fan
10-11-2001, 04:36 PM
Am I supposed to be frightened?
Or am I supposed to be a hypocrite?
I choose neither.
Damn, Dirty Ape
10-11-2001, 05:16 PM
"Call me silly...but is Yeltsin really dead? Or was that a joke/hoax?"
It's true! I have no source (of course), but the guy was on his death bed about 4 years ago. To prove he was still alive, Russian media would release stock footage of him at the pool (pasty old Yeltsin in a swim-suit. ouch.), but they claimed it was current.
(By the way, if you think these are conspiracy theories, ask me if I think we really landed on the moon. Maybe another thread.) :wink:
But back to Cheney. Where is this guy? Even if he is in a secure location, you'd figure he could at least get a video taped message out. Bin Laden did, for crying out loud!
So is he on life support in some military hospital? Any ideas?
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