|Anyone that bears a freakish resemblance to a Batman|
villain should never be taken seriously.
What I can't stand is when people don't see their own irrelevance. He was incredibly unpopular as far as vice presidents go, and we have to assume that he knows that. I mean really, how many Republicans even liked him? He was a liability, what with his heart problems and shooting people, and now he wants to assume some sort of commentary position.
Does he really think that people put any sort of stock in anything he says? He wrote a book recently in which he accused Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice of saying things that both parties deny were ever said. Who should America trust on that: Colin Powell, the hero general who has served his country honorably for years, or Darth Cheney, some old bastard who is totally fine with torture?
John Adams got much of the same treatment after his political career. Hell, even Gordon S. Wood, one of my favorite American Revolution historians, said that Adams was irrelevant at times. But at least Adams expressed something efficacious about American government and politics. He was out of touch with popular sentiment, but I think that Adams was aware of that.
I can't say for sure that Cheney thinks this, but he seems to believe that he's actually expressing the popular will. Adams was cantankerous and crotchety because he knew no one was listening to him. Every time Cheney appears on some news interview shit, he's got some horrifying grin, the only kind that comes from some sense of satisfaction.
It could just be that he's happy to finally be able to speak his mind without fear of reprisal. Even so, I find it ridiculous that he even does so. I'm not sure if the simple fact that he is irrelevant is annoying, or if it's the possibility that he doesn't realize it. I mean, who gives a fuck if he thinks Hillary Clinton should run for president. We know he only wants her to because he thinks it would hurt Obama.
Not only is he irrelevant, but he's a giant douche that no one should trust any farther than they can throw him. Please, Dick, crawl back under your rock.