Maureen Dowd calls him Rogue Diva of Doom, and why not? But still, he’s a gift that keeps on giving to progressives. Watch here as Rachel Maddow, tongue firmly in cheek, asks if there’s anyone, anywhere, who can get him to stop.
In Dowd’s sometimes-tiresome but sometimes-right-on-target trademark rhythm:
The man who never talked is now the man who won’t shut up. The man who wouldn’t list his office in the federal jobs directory, who had the vice president’s residence blocked on Google Earth, who went to the Supreme Court to keep from revealing which energy executives helped him write the nation’s energy policy, is now endlessly yelping about how President Obama is holding back documents that should be made public.
And even more directly:
He has no coherent foreign policy viewpoint. He still doesn’t fathom that his brutish invasion of Iraq unbalanced that part of the world, empowered Iran and was a force multiplier for Muslims who hate America. He left our ports unsecured, our food supply unsafe, the Taliban rising and Osama on the loose. No matter if or when terrorists attack here — and they’re on their own timetable, not a partisan red/blue state timetable — Cheney will be deemed the primary one who made America more vulnerable.
Please, let him go on about how Rush is better for the country than Powell. It’s a wonder to behold.