Review 1010

My first impression upon visiting (almost a year ago) The Cheney Daily was what can best be called ‘intrigued’. The idea of writing a satirical blog about the daily musings of the Vice-President of the United States (or as the author puts it, ‘the most powerfull man in the free world’) kind of blew my mind. I thought, well this is original, this takes guts.



I loved this blog immediatly. The first posts were kind of tentative. The Author wrote about what he had for lunch or dinner, just like about every other new blogger does. The author wrote each blog entry in the frame of mind of a sixty plus year old man that doesn’t quite understand how the internet or computers work, but is doing it because “My advisors suggested I keep a journal so that the public can see that I am in good health. Some of my staff set me up with this website.” Throughout the blog the author comments on current events, the comments are never more than a few sentences, on what the ‘Vice President’ is thinking, and on just about anything that might peak the ‘Most Powerfull Man In The Free World’s’ interest. An example of an average entry; May 5th-“If you get a chance, try and catch me this morning on CNN. If you see me touch my glasses that will be my signal to you that I’m annoyed.” Remember our spy plane being taken by the Chinese? Excellent and hilarious comments during the entire period. One thing I really respected out of this blog was after the events of September 11th there was well over a week hiatus in posts. I liked how the author respected the fact that wether you agree with the Vice-President or not, there are times when the satire stops. After September 11th was when the blog got really good. On our bombing (into the stone age) of Afghanistan; “Come to Kabul and see the world like it existed a 1000 years ago.”



The site design was simple, very government like, with a smirking (or smiling depending on what side of the politcal fence you are) Dick Cheney in the uppper left hand corner. There is a short but informative (also hilarious) FAQ. The real gem in this site is the ‘Feedback’ section. Where you can write to the Vice President about anything that strikes your fancy. Some people write about current events, some about problems they are having in their life. The Cheney Daily answers them all. This reviewer asked him a question also, and I have to say, the answer had me rolling on the floor.



Mr. Cheney,

If I lose my leg in a motorcycle accident when I am 28, but live another thirty years, will my leg be waiting for me when I get to heaven?

thanks,

malariah@yahoo.com



Malariah,

It will be waiting for you. But, I am not sure why you want to carry your leg around with you in heaven.

—RBC



Another great feature about The Cheney Daily is the ‘Random Dick’ section. Which is random comments that the Vice President has made throughout his blog. Comments like; ” Today I am in Salt Lake City for a GOP event…Boise for some fundraising and finally back to Wyoming. I am calling it diversity-free Saturday. ” or; “Last night I had a dream where I was a young african-american woman.”



I’ve never given five stars out to a site before, but this one deserves it. Why? Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you are, I think you will enjoy this site. It almost seems like the author started out as a democrat who did not have a high regard for the Vice President, but in the last year, even though not agreeing with him, through introspection, realized, well this is just a normal man with the weight of the world on his shoulders. The Cheney Daily is closing its doors this week, it will cease to be a site you can visit, for whatever reasons. Hopefully you’ve read it already, or have gotten the chance to read it after reading this review. I’m going to miss it. Five stars, this is a classic.











The Cheney Daily

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