Friday | September 12, 2003
Cheney energy security strategy swinery secrecy legality fantasy jeopardy irony: a cursory history
[Yes, it parses perfectly well in standard headline-ese.]
Dick Cheney chaired a task force to formulate the administration's energy security plan. Big Energy exec's are suspected of undue influence on the results. Cheney's office asserts authority to conceal meeting rosters and agendas.
Congress's GAO fell short in their quest for discovery ... but Cheney is now 0-for-4 in federal court versus private sector litigants, and rapidly approaching the Final Jeopardy round in the Supreme Court.
So what's the irony? The Cheney Task Force at the heart of this controversy was supposed to produce a Plan ... a Wonderful Plan ... and WaPo's Dan Morgan (whose work here I cannot commend highly enough to dKos readers) excavates the infighting:
In other words, for all the determination to act in concert and lock naysayers out of the process ... for all the constitutional foofaraw ... there's NO PLAN.
The pigs have knocked over the trough, they've trampled the slop into the mud, now they're chewing on each others' legs, but THERE AIN'T NO SUCH @#%$ING PLAN!
And I find that ironic. I find the whole travesty of this menagerie's tattery tapestry of peremptory banditry simply ... well ... just don't get me started.Posted September 12, 2003 12:32 PM | Comments (86)