Friday, December 12, 2014

A Disturbance in the Force

If you've felt a little colder, a little darker, and find yourself shuddering for no apparent reason--fear not. There is an actual reason.

Dick Cheney will be on Meet the Press on Sunday. (Cue the Darth Vader music)

Cheney almost never leaves the safety of Fox News, so he must smell weakness in Chuck Todd.

Cheney will be armed with a slew of "fundamentally disagrees" (his favorite phrase), and will be well-prepped to cherry pick one or two things that are wrong with the torture report as a way of claiming all of it should be disregarded. He will come ready to misquote others who supposedly agree with him, blur timelines, and question the manhood of anyone who doesn't think we should rectally feed other humans, and will present it all in his sort of avuncular way. Will Chuck Todd be prepared enough to see it coming and counter it? I'm not optimistic. One guy is praying he won't be charged with war crimes before his mechanical heart gives out. The other one reports on poll numbers.

If only Mike Wallace was still around.

But then again, Cheney would never agree to be interviewed by someone who is willing to confront him...AND rebut him.