Skip to comments.CHENEY vs. EDWARDS
Posted on 10/09/2004 11:15:43 AM PDT by forest
The title of this article could very well be: Trial lawyer debates senior executive and comes off looking lost and befuddled.
For the first time, Senator John Edwards met Vice President Dick Cheney. One would think that since Edwards has been a senator for a few years he might have, at some point, met the President of the Senate, Vice President Cheney. However, John Edwards, like John Kerry, isn't very good about showing up for work. Therefore, even though they were in the Senate together for the last four years, the two men had only met in passing.
Actually, Cheney said as much at the debate last Tuesday evening: "And Senator, frankly, you have a record in the Senate that's not very distinguished. You've missed 33 out of 36 meetings in the Judiciary Committee, almost 70 percent of the meetings of the Intelligence Committee. You've missed a lot of key votes: on tax policy, on energy, on Medicare reform. Your hometown newspaper has taken to calling you Senator Gone. You've got one of the worst attendance records in the United States Senate. Now, in my capacity as vice president, I am the president of Senate, the presiding officer. I'm up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they're in session. The first time I ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight."
Democrats had high hopes for Edwards. That didn't work out, though. The Democratic Party would like to dump him, but it's too late now.
At the debate, Cheney took Edwards to the woodshed and swatted him a few good ones. One of my favorites was when Edwards was tying to spread some hype about Kerry-Edwards having a better "plan" for Iraq. Dick Cheney simply replied: "They don't have a plan [for Iraq], it's an echo."
Vice President Richard B. Cheney has had a distinguished career as both a businessman and public servant. He served four presidents and was himself an elected official. Cheney's career in public service began in 1969 in the Nixon Administration, where he served in several positions, including at the Cost of Living Council, the Office of Economic Opportunity and within the White House. When Gerald Ford assumed the Presidency in 1974, Cheney served on the transition team and later as Deputy Assistant to the President. In November 1975, he was named Assistant to the President and White House Chief of Staff.
In 1977, Cheney was elected to serve as his state's sole Congressman. He was re-elected five times and elected by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee from 1981 to 1987. He was elected Chairman of the House Republican Conference in 1987 and elected House Minority Whip in 1988.
Dick Cheney served as Secretary of Defense from March 1989 to January 1993, wherein he directed two of the largest military campaigns in recent history -- Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East. George W. Bush, of course, later tapped Dick Cheney as his vice president.
Cheney is unique in Washington. Not only was he a top executive in major industry, he also has decades of experience in top government positions. Dick Cheney may come off as a quiet man in public, but his results oriented attitude is legendary in Washington. So, when President Bush wants major results fast, Dick Cheney is the man to get them.
Contrast that with the experience of John Edwards. He was an ambulance chaser trial lawyer. He managed to get himself elected to the Senate once -- but that will probably never happen again.
That's it. That is the total of John Edwards' experience. As far as I can tell, he has never even been inside the White House yet, let alone knowing what goes on in there.
They say the vice president is but a heartbeat away from the presidency. Which means, it would be nice if the vice president had at least some of the experience necessary to become president. Dick Cheney does. John Edwards quite obviously does not even make a good senator and will soon be back working in the private sector.
The President of the Senate first met Edwards at the debate.
At the debate, Cheney took Edwards to the woodshed and swatted him a few good ones.
"They don't have a plan [for Iraq], it's an echo."
Cheney has had a distinguished career. Edwards was an ambulance chaser.
Cheney's results oriented attitude is legendary in Washington.
Describes John Kerry, John Edwards, and Democrats as a whole. They are so far off message from what their party represents, call it "befuddled ", but some of us call it "wishy washy" or "flip flopping".
Looking at the vice presidential debate as a contest between 2 guys who are only a step away from the presidency makes it real scary from the JohnJohn scenario.
Cheney makes plain that he is purely and simply a man who can and will do a job. No way Johnny2 could even be minimally thought to handle that job.
The left leaning pundits and MSM don't seem to get it. They think that we would be so enamored by Edward's good looks (can't say I agree with that though) and his ability to sway a jury, that we would fall under his spell. Well, Dick Cheney was the one who cast the spell. He was articulate, confident and passionate. I can't quite put my finger on it, but he oozed something very manly and attractive. Perhaps a certain sex appeal I dare say? If the security moms were watching, I'll bet they vote for the man over the boy on Nov. 2nd.
Cheney is wonderful and is still one the sexiest men on earth.
(sigh).........yes, he is.
The kid Edwards trying to face the old Pro was almost stupid. But he had to do it. Cheney has too much background and too many smarts for Edwards to even question.
re Post 6: Judging from the posts, some females are already looking.
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