Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Dick Cheney VS Michael Vick
Hey Vice-Precedence Readers!
On Monday the newspaper cartoon strip "Tank McNamara" which is about a former football player turned sportscaster started a storyline about how National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is dealing with suspended players and indicted criminals Donte Stallworth, Plaxico Burress, and recently released convicted dog-fighter Michael Vick. In Mondays storyline-former VP Cheney made a guest appearance over the phone giving advice to "Commissioner Goodell".
Cheney's advice as written by strip creators Jeff Millar and Bill Hinds resulted in the "Washington Post" deciding not to run the strip this week. What was Cheney's advice to Commissioner Goodell that got the strip cancelled this week? Well, its pretty simple.
"Kill him" is the straightforward guidance given to the Commissioner from Mr. Cheney. Supplemented by the qualification "Well, not you personally."
So far the Post has not commented further on this controversy. The NFL made a middle-of-the-road safe statement. Joe Browne, the league’s executive vice president of communications and public affairs, said: “By nature, cartoonists, like newspaper columnists, present — and are entitled to — their opinion even if it is not a balanced one."
There has also been no comment from VP Cheney on it, although, considering all the shots the creative community take at Cheney, this one is minor. As soon as I hear any more about Mr. Cheneys book, or if Congress will call him to testify on the CIA assasin squad, or about the Valerie Plame scandal, or anything important, I will let you know. I will be out of town on Friday, so I may not be able to post anything. Its kind of a slow week, but when news breaks on anything VP related, Jason and I will be reporting on it. Thanks for reading and supporting us.