Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mein Führer! I can walk!

Among the odder paragraphs I've run across in the post-inauguration coverage:

As for Cheney, he attracted various arch valedictions after he appeared on Inauguration Day in a wheelchair, having apparently strained his back while filling a removal box. Comparisons with Dr Strangelove were criticised by members of the US disabled community who said it reflected unfairly on wheelchair users.

Offered without comment.

2 comments:

Dale said...

I don't know if you caught Will Wilkinson's liveblogging of the inauguration (which, like WW's blog itself, had its highs and lows), but I spat some coffee at this line:

11:33: Dick Cheney! I like the way that guy rolls.

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Mr. Joyboy said...

On this subject, see some succulent riffs by Jon Stewart
here. My favorite is the suggestion that he could have cleared the 2 and 1/2 million people from the national mall "in seconds" by pressing a button on his wheelchair.