February 09, 2003
Cheney can keep his secrets

In case you didn't notice, the GAO dropped its lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney over his Top Secret Energy Meetings from 2001, so we'll never get to know if they did in fact play Five Minutes In The Closet With Ken Lay or not. Bummer.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 09, 2003 to National news | TrackBack

The way the WaPo/Chron phrased that piece is interesting in that the decision not to appeal a ruling is characterized as dropping the lawsuit. I don't think it's a wholly inaccurate characterization necessarily, but I suspect most people think that "dropping a lawsuit" involves quitting an active case, or reaching a settlement of some sort. One might actually quibble and suggest it's impossible to "drop" a lawsuit that doesn't exist (i.e. a decision had been rendered, case closed UNLESS the GAO appealed).

In contrast, the Yahoo News (!) version seems to represent the facts more accurately (at least to me).

Posted by: Kevin Whited on February 10, 2003 10:10 AM

Fair point. I think the end result is disappointing either way, but your characterization of it is more accurate.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on February 10, 2003 12:20 PM

Finally the truth is getting out about Cheney. Liberal stinking Demon-cats won't like it. Cheney is an American hero!

Simon Marshall, investigative reporter for Fox News, has just told the story in Cheney: The Story He Cannot Tell (Doubleday) which will be released soon. It tells the thrilling story of how Dick Cheney was recruited into a secret black-ops team called Alpha Major within the Special Forces and how one man almost single-handedly and secretly changed the course of the Vietnam war.

Get the story at: http://blogcritics.org/archives/2004/07/20/142431.php

Cheney is our hero!

Posted by: Tommy Carlton on September 26, 2004 12:12 AM