Saturday, September 03, 2005

America's Missing VP Found Alive & Well!

Will wonders never cease?!

The VP is still among the living and enjoying civilization. The
Washington Post found him. Unlike the president, he has not spent the month of August on vacation. The man is actually "working".

Vice President Cheney, who has spent part of August at his home outside scenic Jackson, Wyo., remains there today -- although his spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, doesn't call it vacation.

"He's working from Wyoming today," McBride told me this morning.

So what is his day like in Jackson? Any fly-fishing on the Snake River during his work day?

"He's already had his morning briefings," McBride said. "He'll have some other internal staff meetings." Beyond that, McBride said, she would have to check and get back to me. I missed her call back but will try to reach her again.

And when is he coming back? "He will certainly be coming back. I'm not able to tell you the day right now. I don't have that handy."
Truly a reason to sleep easier at night knowing the "leadership" is all present (somewhere) accounted for.

4 Comments:

At 02 September, 2005 23:53, Blogger D.R. Gilbert said...

If he were in Washington, do you think he may have stopped the hurricane or plugged the holes in the levees. The truth is, you can do the job of the President or the Vice President from anywhere in the world.

 
At 03 September, 2005 01:09, Blogger The Black Sheep said...

d.r.g-

Do you think "working from home" puts them in the mood to actually work or goof off? While people who work at home actually have to sign in and are somehow monitored, I doubt that the President and the Vice President have to "virtually punch-in" when they start work. So how do we actually know they're working?

 
At 03 September, 2005 13:23, Blogger Philosophe Forum said...

Thank you for your comment DRG! Since I tore a tendon at the end of June, I've been working part-time from home. I completely agree with you. The 21st Century technology allows people to do their jobs from anywhere.

The hurricane survivors along the Gulf probably remind themselves of the president & VP doing their jobs from anywhere in the world as they exist with nothing (a bullhorn's high-tech right now) & survive the death threats (lucky if that's all they get) from the gangs. They can wait for someone with authority to appear before supplies & organization return. They can "survive" on faith for days instead of hearing words of hope from someone in authority.

The hurricane survivors can make do in the aftermath of a predicted catastrophe rather than wait days before the country's president squeezes room in his busy vacation schedule to use the event for a photo op. They can wait while the VP finishes enjoying the comforts of his WY home.

 
At 06 September, 2005 18:10, Blogger Randall Sherman said...

It will be interesting to see if members of the U.S. Senate will speak on the floor about the President of that body, Vice President Cheney, and his (and the President's) perceived lack of concern for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, particularly those of color.

 

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