April 11, 2008
I think the story that’s been flying around the echo chamber the last two days really has little to do with whether a naked woman might have actually been reflected in Cheney’s shades. In my mind, at least, the real story has more to do with all the hoo-ha over it, demonstrating how Cheney’s naked exercise of power over the past seven years tends to be equated with being a stud.
The fact that so many people are also teheeing over the sexual innuendo based on the true reflection — involving the broadly grinning Dick holding his fishing rod — seems like no accident either. In November of ’04, the wingnuts at Wizbang made a telling connection between the vicious air campaign unleashed on Baghdad and a news photo supposing to evidence Cheney’s prodigious physical endowment. They titled their post: “Dick Cheney’s Shock And Awe.”
Is that really a naked woman reflected in Cheney’s sunglasses? (Atlanta-Journal Constitution)
Blow up of original image (whitehouse.gov)
Dick Cheney’s Shock And Awe (Wizbang)
The Outdoors (White House photo essay – Cheney’s fishing trip to Idaho)
(image: David Bohrer/White House. April 2008. whitehouse.gov)