"He sure doesn't seem to care, does he? It's 70 degrees out, there's plenty of food in the cat dish, no dogs around, and no trips to the vet planned. So what's to worry about?" captioned Calpundit Kevin Drum in his first ever Friday Cat Blog, featuring Inkblot, March 7, 2003
"Gee, Sissy, care to explain that further? I'd be fascinated to hear a dissertaton on why liberal outrage is so clearly phony. Please elaborate," writes the Father of "Friday Cat Blogging," Kevin Drum, throwing down the gauntlet before us re our Cheney thoughts left in Daniel W. Drezner's comments (Full disclosure: Since our liberal friend stopped cat blogging at Calpundit and went -- pardon our French -- "big time" with his Washington Monthly column, we've rarely sought him out. Only natural, as our world views are more or less mutually exclusive outside of ailurophilia). Now this. Just checked him out and plucked this telling phrase re Vice President Cheney:
Were our estimable challenger to seek our own telling quote re Mr. Cheney, it would surely be this, blogged here in April:
"Poll: Bush support holds despite Iraq, 9/11 hearings," headlines a USA Today item. We are reminded of something Dick Cheney said way back when in response to a reporter's tendentious query. It was with these words that the future vice president won our heart for all time:
I disagree with the premise of your question.
In this case, we disagree with the premise of the headline.
And lately, we disagree with the premise of all things anti-Bush that are transparently political. It's election season, so anyone who says it's not political is either a fool or takes us for one. Does Kerry have a better vision? Who knows? What are the Democrats for, beyond having a Democrat -- ANY Democrat -- in the White House?
Mr. Drum abruptly stopped cat blogging last winter. At that time, he explained that "taking new pictures on schedule has become a bit of a chore. So this is the final edition of catblogging Friday."
As Dick Cheney might say, we disagree with the premise of your explanation. Just as you can't herd cats, you can't herd cat blogs down to any one day of the week. Take them where you may, and then send them along to the Carnival of the Cats, fergossake, hosted by Molly and ZoZo this week.