Veep candidates asked to compare themselves

· 2004 Election

Ifill asked Cheney to compare himself to Edwards.
He says that though he doesn’t talk about himself much he is also the son of a mill worker, or something like that.
He’s been laid off and hospitalized without healthcare.
He left out a few other points of difference:
“I’ve been arrested for drunk driving.”
“I had other priorities during Vietnam.”
“Also, I eat babies. Edwards doesn’t.”

Halliburton Halliburton Halliburton

· 2004 Election

Edwards evokes the Enron image again (I paraphrase): I pay all my taxes. Halliburton took advantage of every loophole with multiple offshore entities
Cheney’s response: the worthless drug-discount card.

Kerry voted to reduce taxes 600 times

· 2004 Election

Hmmm, sounds like Edwards had a good answer ready for the Kerry-voted-for-tax-increases-98-times memes (which includes procedural motions and so on, as I recall). I guess if you overcount the same way, you can find 600 votes to cut taxes by Kerry. Throwing back their lousy methodology in their face is a good idea.
Cheney’s pate is glowing bright red.

Cheney opposed Meals on Wheels for seniors?

· 2004 Election

Wow, I didn’t know that. I know he opposed the MLK holiday and Nelson Mandela’s freedom, but I enjoyed Edwards’ litany o fCheney’s paleoconservative congressional voting record. Wish Edwards hadn’t jumped in to defend how much he talked about Israel in response to Ifill’s quip.
Still, Cheney starves old people. Whodathunkit?