We’re not a news organization here at Left-Handed Complement — nor do we aspire to be.
But, we can be quick. We posted the following at approximately 8:05pmCST on Wednesday, 19-December-2007, in response to that day’s news of the fire in Dick Cheney’s ceremonial offices in Washington.
mm226: Tricky Dick’s burn bag blew out of control…
… tell me you didn’t think of that!
White House Office Building Catches Fire
Blaze May Have Started in Utility Closet
By Allison Klein, Debbi Wilgoren and Michael Schmuhl
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, December 19, 2007; 3:11 PM
The historic Eisenhower Executive Office Building next door to the White House caught fire this morning, and D.C. firefighters broke windows and doused the second and third floors with water to extinguish the two-alarm blaze.
At an afternoon news conference, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Fire Chief Dennis L. Rubin said security concerns prevented them from saying exactly where or how the fire started.
So here’s a member of L-HC’s blogroll The Raw Story, pointing out that we were hardly the only curmudgeonly comedian on the story:
Post columnist jokes: What was Cheney trying to hide with that office fire?
Nick Juliano | Published: Friday December 21, 2007
Conspiratorial wheels started spinning in plenty of people’s minds this week when a fire broke out in Dick Cheney’s ceremonial offices. The vice president is known for his penchant for secrecy, and between destroyed CIA tapes and missing e-mails, the government he helps run hardly lacks precedent for getting rid of potentially incriminating evidence.
For one Washington Post columnist, Wednesday’s fire sparked reminders of an abandoned plot from the Watergate era, when a young Cheney was cutting his teeth of government service.
“Arson might seem a bit far-fetched to folks outside the Beltway, but it would not be the first time a small conflagration was planned by a White House official,” writes Al Kamen Friday in his “In The Loop” column. “We recall that Watergate burglary mastermind G. Gordon Liddy plotted firebombing the Brookings Institution — ‘as a diversion,’ he writes in his memoirs — to get into the security vault and steal Daniel Ellsberg’s Vietnam War papers.”
Is it a joke?
[Please click the link below for the complete article — but then please come on back!]
The Raw Story | Post columnist jokes: What was Cheney trying to hide with that office fire?
Remember how we finished up the other day?
… in advance of impeachment, right?
I know there’s only a year left, but you have to send a message to the evangelicals and the neocons that they’ll remember, and you can’t get to George III until you remove his even worse alternative.
We’ve had occasion to make this point previously: the only scenario for which impeachment is really practical eerily mirrors the situation in 1973, when the vultures started circling around our first nefarious Dick; the Senate and Congress couldn’t seriously consider impeachment of Nixon with slimy Spiro Agnew ready to succeed.
They got Agnew on tax evasion charges from his Maryland governorship days, and then the path toward Nixon’s impeachment was clear.
Thus it could be for George III.
Maybe our present Dick is feeling some heat… and feels compelled to do some inflammatory housekeeping.
Faithful reader heard it here first, or at least could have, as early as 8:05pmCST on 19-December.
It’s it for now. Thanks,