- GOP House "Leadership"
- It's not surprising that Mr. Cheney would be at the forefront of an attempt to ratify and legalize this shameful record. The vice president has been a prime mover behind the Bush administration's decision to violate the Geneva Conventions and the U.N. Convention Against Torture and to break with decades of past practice by the U.S. military. These decisions at the top have led to hundreds of documented cases of abuse, torture and homicide in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Rep. Don Sherwood (R-Obviously) is accused of assaulting his mistress at his apartment in Washington DC.
Originally he denied that he even had a mistress, then later admitted that he had in fact been cheating on his wife for five years. Although he continues to deny attempting to choke her.
Not that any of this matters to the family values warriors nee' the Republican leadership. According to the Washington Post, Sherwood has recently received $26,000 in campaign contributions from:
Keep Our Majority PAC (Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois), Rely on Your Beliefs Fund (Majority Leader Roy Blunt of Missouri), the Freedom Project (John A. Boehner of Ohio) and TOMPAC (Thomas M. Reynolds of New York).
Sherwood's campaign also received $2,500 from the PRYCE Project PAC (Deborah Pryce of Ohio) and the Prosperity Helps Inspire Liberty PAC (Phil English of Pennsylvania); and $1,000 from the Help America's Leaders PAC (Harold Rogers of Kentucky).
Now why would these stalwart supporters of family values decide to funnel such generous campaign contributions to a man who admits cheating on his wife and is still under investigation for assault and battery?
Surely it couldn't be because they're despicable hypocrites.
Vice president Dick might be breathing a sigh of relief after narrowly escaping indictment, unlike Scooter Libby, but let's face it: the guy is still scum! Last week the Washington Post called Cheney the "Vice President for Torture" after he asked the Senate "to approve legal language that would allow the CIA to commit ... abuses against foreign prisoners it is holding abroad."
The Post story went on to say: