Wanna know how Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker characterizes VP Dick Cheney?
His bureaucratic ruthlessness, his domineering influence over a feckless President who seems fated to remain forever inexperienced, his will to power combined with an alleged lack of ambition to succeed his nominal boss—he is universally agreed to be one of the two most powerful officials in the executive branch of the federal government, though it is not universally agreed which one. Truly, this is the Bush-Cheney Administration, in alphabetical order. The hyphen looks like a coy equal sign—not the towhook it was for Clinton-Gore, Reagan-Bush, Carter-Mondale, and Nixon-Agnew, to say nothing of Hoover-Curtis and Roosevelt-Garner.
So how do you really feel Hendrik? Come on, you can tell us. Stop feigning ignorance.
Too bad…the New Yorker used to be a pretty good magazine. Oh well, if the rag goes under do to a lack of readership and Hendrik loses his job, I’m sure he’ll have a ready made bed over at Kos. Rumor has it that it’s being kept warm by Marcos as we speak.