|Don't ever ask your crazy Uncle who he thinks should be your Vice President|
I was going through the check list: pride and arrogance (check); works of darkness and secret murder (pretty likely - check); robbing and plundering (Halliburton - check); violating laws (has Dick traveled outside the US? Any chance of ending up the the Hague? - check); whoredoms (? - well, I'll give him that one, I guess); stirred up to anger (see picture - check); wars (check); covenants and oaths (book deal contracts, at minimum - check); secret signs and words (security clearances - check); even punishing those who revealed the secrets (Scooter Libby set up as the fall-guy - check); turning backs on the poor and meek (subject to interpretation, but I'd say - check); and all to get gain and power (check).
The funny thing is, most of this is not all that secret as he just wrote a book, but that may go to the "pride and arrogance" part. Conservative columnist George F. Will even called him to task:
565 pages and a simple apology would have been in order in some of them. Which is to say, the great fact of those eight years was we went to war — a big war, a costly war — under false pretenses. To write a memoir in which you say, essentially, nothing seriously went wrong? If I wrote a memoir on my last week, I would have things to apologize for.I hate to make such grotesque comparisons to evil in scripture, but for heaven's sake! if anybody has it coming, Dick certainly does.