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Dick Cheney skipping Tampa to go fishing
Politico ^ | KEVIN ROBILLARD

Posted on 07/31/2012 12:40:42 PM PDT by Wuli

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While his fellow Republicans gather in Tampa, Dick Cheney is hanging this sign in late August: Gone fishin’.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/79116.html#ixzz22EN83IGC

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; cheney; summercamp
I guess Cheney had someone listening in here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2912191/posts

at post # 68

1 posted on 07/31/2012 12:40:55 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

Looks like both the Republican and Democratic Conventions are going to be empty. No wonder with the worst two candidates in history. FU RM and BO


2 posted on 07/31/2012 12:42:18 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Wuli
Going fishing?...Can you blame him?...Nothing more relaxing
3 posted on 07/31/2012 12:46:27 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Wuli

4 posted on 07/31/2012 12:46:48 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

For Dick, fishing is better than hunting..


5 posted on 07/31/2012 12:47:45 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Wuli

Maybe Old Buckshot Cheney thought he would get a speaking
spot at the convention when he trashed Palin. I guess he
did not trash her enough, as he will not be attending the
convention, much less speaking.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 12:49:51 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Wuli

So why do we give a flip I say go fishing—When politicians spent 20-30-40 years in Washington and are part of the problem-I don’t want to hear from you just go away—why does it become a big deal when the so called retired politicians-want to stand up and say look at me i am still popular-instead of what they did to screw things up so I say to Cheney and Clinton and all rest of the Political Class go away


7 posted on 07/31/2012 12:50:54 PM PDT by eglman
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To: goseminoles

Lay the gun down Dick and pick up the rod...


8 posted on 07/31/2012 12:54:11 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Wuli

Can you blame him?


9 posted on 07/31/2012 12:55:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Wuli
Dick Cheney skipping Tampa to go fishing

Good!! Take Dumbo with you. Wonder what Ol' Dick will use for shark bait?

10 posted on 07/31/2012 12:56:34 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Wuli

Given his recent health issues it’s understandable that he’d want to take a pass.In fact,for reasons of infection,his doctors may have advised him to avoid it (transplant patients are at great risk of developing serious infections).OTOH,he may recognize that the press has done a very good job on him and,as a result,he’s quite unpopular and,as a result,he’d be doing the Party a favor by staying away.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 12:59:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Wuli
Dick Cheney skipping Tampa to go fishing

Good!! Take Dumbo with you. Wonder what Ol' Dick will use for shark bait?

12 posted on 07/31/2012 1:01:25 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: tennmountainman
That is some seriously goofy speculation going on right there.

Maybe he's just not going because he's retired and doesn't have to.

I'd sure as hell go fishing.

13 posted on 07/31/2012 1:01:55 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: eglman

Your point is soooooooooooo True eglman.

These hacks on both sides have spent 50 years reaching across the isles, cutting deals.
At the expense of this once great country.

Then,they get to walk away with great benefits
not having to worry about how they will make ends meet
when this country collapses. Every American will pay
the price of these hacks in the near future.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 1:04:11 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: dead

At least he’s not going hunting.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 1:05:36 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman
Can't really care what Cheney is doing. He gave us too smart by half Scooter Libby who became the whipping boy for the Dems in a poorly played communications effort by Bushrove and Co. (as if there were any other kind).
16 posted on 07/31/2012 1:12:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Wuli

I used to fish the same South Fork Snake River waters that Cheney does. If I had his choice, Paradise would win hands-down. Besides, after what the guy’s been through politically and physically, he deserves and the R & R he can get.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 1:13:58 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: tennmountainman

I can think of plenty of people I’d like to send him hunting with.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 1:20:46 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

If you were on your second heart you would too!


19 posted on 07/31/2012 1:20:55 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: dead

Just send them off with a buckshot proof vests.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 1:23:50 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Wuli

This election will be history setting with two candidates each the weakest their respective parties have seen in decades maybe in the history of the republic. They remain tied in the polls and when one pulls ahead slightly they quickly produce a gaff bringing the numbers back to a tie. with both conventions still in the future it will not be surprising if both parties throw their current presumed nominee over a cliff and pick new ones.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 1:24:38 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: Wuli

Probably doesn’t want to hear people asking “Hey, Mr. Vice President, Sarah Palin’s in town. Wanna go to the party?”


22 posted on 07/31/2012 1:29:10 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Wuli

Can’t say that I blame him. I doubt I’ll even bother watching it on TV.


23 posted on 07/31/2012 1:31:10 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Wuli
Politico?

These losers will run with anything, no matter how trivial, inconsequential or obscure.

I wasn't aware that Cheney was running for any public office.

24 posted on 07/31/2012 1:37:04 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Wuli

Good. He served his country well for many many years, he has a bad heart and then had his surgery. If I were him I would fish on that Snake River every opportunity I got. Leave the politics to the dumbo GOP. I wouldn’t risk any stress etc over a group of people can’t stop caving.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 1:50:37 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Wuli

I’d rather watch paint dry than watch the RINO convention. I’ll pull the lever for Mitt but I’ll hold my nose while I do it. I wish Ronald Reagan would reincarnate with someone - quickly!


26 posted on 07/31/2012 1:55:47 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Beautiful!

My boat tech will be here to service my boat this Thursday. Hopefully, I’ll be seeing that view off my boat by this weekend. Yes, nothing is more relaxing... and at times, exciting.


27 posted on 07/31/2012 2:19:16 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: dead
'I'd sure as hell go fishing.'

If I were him, I'd sure as hell make the effort to rally behind our candidate!.....I'm betting the fish will always there RICKY...our country may not! Kind of cheap and small for someone who has other-wise served the nation with great distinction...good god I don't get it....Shoot with his heart condition it might be the last great thing he can do for the greatest nation on earth; you know..... the one that gave him EVERYTHING. Why go out on such a diminutive note...again, I dont get it. That goes for all and any other pol. refusing to show up and stand up for the right....this is kind of sad and it kind of stinks..you know? What happend to the common sense embodied in standing together for what is right?
28 posted on 07/31/2012 2:20:04 PM PDT by jimsin (S)
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To: jimsin
There may have been a determination that his presence would have caused unwanted comparisons to the Bush Administration, which Obama is determined to run against again. He certainly can't run on his own accomplishments.

It's entirely possible that Cheney graciously backed out because of a gentle nudge to do so.

29 posted on 07/31/2012 2:29:29 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Wuli

Thats funny, I was thinking about going fishing on election day, unless Mitt gets Sarah on his team.


30 posted on 07/31/2012 3:05:03 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: KoRn

I agree. I do not blame Cheney or W for not attending. Also, there is little chance I would watch the convention at all. I would rather dig my eye out with a fork.....ouch! ouch! ouch!


31 posted on 07/31/2012 3:29:24 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: napscoordinator

Cheney and Bush are staying away to help Romney, not because they don’t like him.


32 posted on 07/31/2012 6:55:53 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: dead
For the thousandth time [actually just the first time but it's more fun to say thousandth]

This aint' no huntin' thread! This is a fishing thread!

...but where to stand to be safe when he's backcasting? hmmm...

33 posted on 07/31/2012 10:01:46 PM PDT by BlueDragon (i searched, the world over-and-i-thought-i-found-true-love, she met another and...)
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