So, why is it we have to wait for people to leave public office to hear what they should have been doing in office?
Cheney is my kinda guy. Not entirely because of his ideology or political views, but because he will 'usually' speak his mind. There is no doubt where Dick stands. If he doesn't like you, he'll let you know. Ask Patrick Leahy who was told by Dick, in public, to "fuck off". That's more of what we need. None of this, "my good friend from California" crap that you here when they speak of each other. I'll gaurentee you they're not good friends. You won't see these two stopping off for a beer Charlies Bar & Grill.
Today Speaker Pelosi said she isn't going to talk anymore about her claim that the CIA lied in 2002 about waterboarding. Why not? Seems to me that if you have that strong of convictions about not waterboarding, you would remember exactly what was said and when. You wouldn't have to read, word for word, a carefully prepared statement, then when asked a question have to refer to the statement using only those words. It just seems to me that if you're telling the truth, you wouldn't have to try to remember how and when you feel about something. It just seems to me.
When former V.P. Cheney spoke at the AEI a day or two ago, he spoke of what happened during those days saying "I do so as one who was there every day of the Bush administration who supported the policies when they were made, and without hesitation would do so again in the same circumstances." Granted, he was reading a prepared speach, but he would tell you the same thing if asked about it.
There's no doubt where Mr. Cheney stands on those issues, where Ms. Pelosi won't elaborate about her claims that the CIA lied, due to lack of prepared statements.
I didn't use these two of an example of where I stand, but a shining example of the hypocrisy that exists in our elected officials. We elect people for what they tell us while running for office. Thankfully some poloticians don't follow through after finding out what the office entails, but wouldn't it be nice if just a few were honest and stuck to the principles that got them elected?