Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dick Cheney: 'A Warm, Lovable Sort'; and More Amazing Facts

- Forget everything you may have heard. Vice President Dick Cheney told America Wednesday: “I’m actually a warm, lovable sort.” Politico

- John McCain brings out his fly swatter. Huffington Post

- Eat them while you still can: Thanks to a total lack of regulation and rotten corporate behavior, the banana is dying out. Huffington Post

- Gov. Patterson's hour-long (if not longer) State-of-the-State speech was amazing on several levels, but most strikingly because (being blind), he memorized the whole damn thing. NY Times

- Now is a great time to visit New York -- hotels and tour companies are offering substantial discounts. Crain's NY

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Frankly, the striking thing isn't that he's blind - but that he's blind, _and_ doesn't know how to read Braille. He spent _60_ hours memorizing his speech - nearly a whole week and a half of work.

While it may not be politically correct to say, I don't think anyone can really say that having a functionally illiterate Governor is really the best we can do. Surely, with all the demands on his time and crises going on, spending this huge amount of time doing rote memorization of a speech he'll never use again can't be the best thing for us.