Saturday, November 05, 2005

Cha-ching Cheney

Our favorite sitting vice president's old outfit Halliburton is back in the news.
An auditing board sponsored by the United Nations recommended yesterday that the United States repay as much as $208 million to the Iraqi government for contracting work in 2003 and 2004 assigned to Kellogg, Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary.

The work was paid for with Iraqi oil proceeds, but the board said it was either carried out at inflated prices or done poorly.

Raw Story reports that Big Dick's riding high on his stock options in the country.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) asserts that Cheney's options -- worth $241,498 a year ago -- are now valued at more than $8 million. The former CEO of the oil and gas services juggernaut, Cheney has pledged to give proceeds to charity.

There's something about seeing the words "Cheney" and "charity" in the same sentence that just doesn’t jibe. I'll be interested to see what "charity" reaps the benefit of Mister Cheney's largesse.

11 comments:

  1. This is a complete aside, but speaking of Halliburton, here's a link for fans of that fraud Michael Moore:

    http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47174

    :)

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  2. Worldnetdaily isn't necessarily the best source, so:

    http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_showa.html?article=62550

    The both cite to a new book that's out, which if true would be quite amusing to those like me who have always argued Moore is a sham. It purports to have a copy of Moore's IRS Schedule D (which would be persuasive unless someone can show that Dan Rather got hold of the document).

    Ok...I'll stop.

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  3. Mr. Cheney's favorite charity would be his cardiologist. Many docs and hospitals these days are converting to a not for profit status. It is somewhat akin to that Oil For Food and Bribery program.

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  4. Oil for heart surgery, D? I was thinking he might be referring to some GOP 527 organization. Or one of Pat Robertson's enterprises.

    Scott,

    Never been a fan of Moore's. Makes no never mind to me if he's a hypocrite.

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  5. Me either. I put Moore in with Ann Coulter, who I also think is a fraud.

    On another score - I heard a talk show host last week saying that he thought Cheney should run in '08. I'm thinking - yeah, if you want to guarantee a GOP loss. How disconnected from reality would you have to be to think Cheney would be able to win the Presidency in '08?

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  6. Moore and Coulter: now there's a match. And a horrifying mental image!

    I'm not entirely sure what all the Cheney '08 talk is really about. Largely, I think, support of the neo-con agenda.

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  7. Did you ever see my photoshop of Coulter in a halter? And that's not as in "halter top".

    I could have made it far ruder ;o)

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  8. THAT's going to take a while to erase from memory.

    Jeff

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  9. I'm not sure any self-respecting charity should accept any proceeds for the same guy who "pledged" to uphold the Constitution...

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  10. ROFL. That's hilarious, Doug.

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  11. Ariadne,

    Cheney's old, his hearing isn't so good.
    He must have thought he was pledging to "hold up" the Constitution.

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