Storm Bear

Pledging for Dark Lord Cheney

Filed By Storm Bear | June 12, 2008 12:32 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Dick Cheney, gay cartoons and comics, George W. Bush, humorous blog post, John McCain, loyalty oaths, webcomics


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McCain has been chanting about how he is not McSame, not running for Bush's third term, and he is not a GOP sycophant. No one in the reality-based community believes a word of all of this. What do we have as proof you might wonder? Well, here is some straight talk from Mr. Maverick himself:

At a July 15 appearance in Michigan, McCain dampened the speculation by calling Cheney "one of the most capable, experienced, intelligent and steady vice presidents this country has ever had.
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Asked whether he'd be interested in Cheney had the vice president not already have served under Bush for two terms, McCain said: "I don't know if I would want him as vice president. He and I have the same strengths. But to serve in other capacities? Hell, yeah."

What cabinet posts would McCain appoint Cheney to? My guess would be in an area where Cheney could have maximum effect - where he has performed overwhelmingly in the GOP's favor. Secretary of Energy? Secretary of Defense? Whatever position McCain would appoint Cheney to, it would be a position where Cheney could make his office more powerful than any VP McCain could possibly select.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR TCD FANS: The San Francisco Chronicle is pondering the addition of new cartoons for their paper - a process that seems to be initiated by Darren Bell, creator of Candorville (one of my daily reads - highly recommended). You can read the Chronicle article here and please add your thoughts to the comments if you wish. If anything, put in a good word for Darren and Candorville.

I am submitting Town Called Dobson to the paper for their consideration. They seem to have given great weight to receiving 200 messages considering Candorville. I am asking TCD fans to try to surpass that amount. (I get more than that many hate mails a day, surely fans can do better?)

This is not a race between Darren and I, it is a hope that more progressive strips can be represented in the printed press of America.

So if you read the San Francisco Chronicle or live in the Bay Area (Google Analytics tell me there are a lot of you), please send your kind comments (or naked, straining outrage) to David Wiegand at his published addresses below. If you are a subscriber, cut out your mailing label and staple it to a TCD strip and include it in your letter.

candorcomment@sfchronicle.com

or

David Wiegand
Executive Datebook Editor
The San Francisco Chronicle
901 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


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