Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Fire in Cheney's Office -- What was he burning?
Or smoking? The fire is out in one of Vice President Cheney's offices across from the White House, though one had to be rescued off a fifth-floor ledge. Cheney was across the street at the time -- which should lead to all kinds of swell quips about what sort of evidence he had just set on fire. Did he find a CIA "torture tape" that had not yet been destroyed? Private photos of Sen. Larry Craig? The cable he sent to Blackwater ordering guards to shoot that New York Times dog in Baghdad? All memos related to Scooter Libby and Valerie Plame? Records of visits from Jeff Gannon? Copies of his $100,000 a year contract to serve as political consultant to Fox News? Or simply an electrical fire caused by an overload of activity by the shredding machines? Join in the fun, add your guesses here.
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