Tiny emerges from the little house into the early morning light reflected back from one of the windows of the big house.
"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama ridiculed Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday for saying Britain's decision to pull troops from Iraq is a good sign that fits with the strategy for stabilizing the country," reports AP:
"In fact, Dick Cheney said this is all part of the plan (and) it was a good thing that Tony Blair was withdrawing, even as the administration is preparing to put 20,000 more of our young men and women in.
"Now, keep in mind, this is the same guy that said we'd be greeted as liberators, the same guy that said that we're in the last throes. I'm sure he forecast sun today," Obama said to laughter from supporters holding campaign signs over their heads to keep dry. "When Dick Cheney says it's a good thing, you know that you've probably got some big problems."
We guess Obama and Company are either unaware or uninterested in the NYTs embedded John Burns's I-was-there assessment of the nation's -- not just Dick Cheney's -- "greeted as liberators" take on the early days post OIF. We ourselves blogged our own take the other day. Oh, and one more thing, Mr. Hollywood Idol: A gentleman and a scholar and a mighty warrior would never dream of referring to any Vice President, let alone the magnificent human being who now holds that title as a "guy." That is red meat to folks like us. Nevertheless, we couldn't have been more delighted than we now are to see Hollywood bigshots eat their own. Hillary, we hardly knew ye . . . NOT. As Ann Coulter said on one of the Fox shows last night, it's nice to see former Clinton supporter David Geffen givin' the Clintons the finger she herself gave them years ago. We ourselves knew from day one -- that toe-curling "60 Minutes" moment when Bill and Hill said they'd made "mistakes" in their marriage and got their daughter to say she was glad she was their daughter -- that these folks were born to lie.
Now comes "an exclusive interview today" where "ABC's Jonathan Karl asked Vice President Dick Cheney about the topic of global warming, a subject Mr. Cheney has rarely addressed in the past":
The vice president agreed that the earth is warming but, like President Bush, maintained there is debate over whether humans or natural cycles are the cause -- a position that puts the administration at odds with the vast majority of climate scientists.
Update I: Instalanche! Thank you, Professor Reynolds.
Update II: "Back in 2007, Sissy Willis warned, 'Don’t mess with my Dick!' Um, OK, fair enough," blogs Ed Driscoll two years older and wiser later. LOVE the guy!