Monday, April 06, 2009

Quote of the Day: Axelrod on Cheney

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Obama advisor David Axelrod doesn't think Cheney has been behaving like a statesman:

[President Bush] has behaved like a statesman,

he said on CNN yesterday.

And as I've said before, here and elsewhere, I just don't think the memo got passed down to the vice president."

Well, the ex-vice president -- let's not forget that. And the ex-veep has been fearmongering recklessly, arguing that Obama's decisions on Gitmo and torture, among others, have made America "less safe."

But when was the last time Cheney actually behaved like a statesman? No, consolidating power in the Executive Branch, enabling torture, and ripping the Constititions to shreds don't count.

I applaud Axelrod for speaking out on this, but it's not like we ever should have expected anything else from the former dark lord of the Bush presidency.

(For more, see Benen, Drum, and Yglesias.)


Here's the clip (from Think Progress):

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