Thursday, July 23, 2009

Gone Fishin'

Hey Vice-Precedence Blog Readers! Well, its summer, and people are going on vacation or with the economy being what it is the dreaded "staycation". I went with my daughter Caitlin back home to St. Louis for five days last week, but I'm not the only one who took a trip.

As I have reported here on this blog, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not Congress will subpoena former VP Cheney about the secret CIA Assassin Program that CIA Director Leon Panetta canceled last month. Cheney and his family have made no comment yet about this controversial story.

So what has he been doing to combat all this stress? Well, the former Veep has spent four days fishing in New Brunswick, Canada at the exclusive and private Rocky Brook Camp near Boiestown on the Restigouche and Miramichi rivers. Wow those are weird names for rivers those Canadians have.

It would seem that for almost a hundred years U.S. presidents, sports figures, and other rich folks have traveled to this pristine and isolated area for some of the best fishing in North America. It was one of baseball (and competitive fishing) legend Ted Williams favorite spots, John Elway has fished there as well, and last summer "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels took his son up there for a Father-Son getaway.

The locals are used to all the celebrities and aren't really fazed by it as shown by this quote in Canadian newspaper The Daily Gleaner:

"So that's who it was?" said Scott Clowater, mayor of Upper Miramichi.

"I heard something was going on, a little rumour, but it happens all the time. Over the years, there have been quite a few celebrities up there. Everyone is very secretive about it and there's not much to-do about it."

One interesting thing was that when Cheney was spotted, he was surrounded by Secret Service protection. Remember, just last week as I reported, President Obama approved Cheney getting a six month extension on Secret Service protection. Just in time for his fishing expedition. So I guess they got to go on a fishing trip too. Besides, fishing can be really relaxing, and with all that's going on with him, writing a book, worried about being called in front of Congress, etc., I guess everyone deserves a little rest and relaxation every now and then. Besides, look at it this way-when you're fishing its hard to shoot someone in the face. Thanks for reading!

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