Friday, September 05, 2014

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Wyoming?

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The Wyoming State Bar is holding its annual Blowhard and Backslapping convention next week and, like any such red state quasi-political jamboree a keynote speaker was in order.  In Wyoming, you don’t have to think too hard about keynoter candidates because . . . Dick Cheney!!1! Favorite Son.

It turns out that some lawyers, in Wyoming, see a certain wry irony in that choice and a kerfuffle ensued.  The appearance of Mr Cheney’s speaker bio in the convention registration materials did little to damp down the hubbub.

Cheney’s bio, borrowed verbatim from his Alliance For A Stronger America website, included these salient facts excerpted from The Life of Dick:

Shortly thereafter, President Obama began to dismantle the security policies that had kept the nation safe. His policy decisions have led to a reversal of the gains America made in the war on terror in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, and a weakening of America across the globe.

The Executive Director of the Wyoming Bar, Sharon Wilkinson, said that Cheney’s office had submitted the bio and that the bar is not in the habit of editing speaker bios, as a rule.

Probably because they try to invite mostly grown-ups . . . ?

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Posted by Bette Noir on 09/05/14 at 08:52 AM
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