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January 28, 2005

One Of These People Is Not Like The Other. . . [Dave at Garfield Ridge]

The Controversy Du Jour, brought to you by the Washington Post.

Here's the best of the WaPo whining:

Cheney stood out in a sea of black-coated world leaders because he was wearing an olive drab parka with a fur-trimmed hood. It is embroidered with his name. It reminded one of the way in which children's clothes are inscribed with their names before they are sent away to camp. And indeed, the vice president looked like an awkward boy amid the well-dressed adults.

Is anyone else a bit surprised that it never crossed the minds of the editors at the Post to avoid the use of the phrase "the way in which children's clothes are inscribed with their names before they are sent away to camp"?

You know, when writing about an *Auschwitz* memorial?

My guess? He's wearing an Air Force parka. I strongly suspect that someone in his advance team screwed up, and forgot to pack his nice "solemn" coat. And it's not like there are a lot of people Dick Cheney's size, ready to lend a coat.

Of course, I'm sure the Vice President could've made the WaPo even happier by not showing up at all. Or, better yet, showing up *without* a coat-- and catching pneumonia.

Keep warm, Dick Cheney. Keep warm. . .

-- Dave at Garfield Ridge


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