Wednesday :: Apr 28, 2004

The Bush-Cheney Roadshow Hits the Big Time

by Mary

Bush and Cheney finally come before the 9/11 commission -- together. Certainly, for an administration that has spent inordinate time making sure that the president and vice president would not be in the same place at the same time (it's a matter of security, don't you know), it seems ironic that this time, security is found in the company of the other. Unlike the public testimony of Condi Rice, this joint testimony will be unrecorded and not under oath. In fact, most of the questions to be asked during the 3-4 hours this session will last have already been submitted to the White House. The only commissioners that will be allowed to ask something off this preset list are those commissioners that previously questioned President Clinton and Vice President Gore.

A number of topics will be explored in this session, but one of the main focuses will be the timeline of what actually occurred on the day of the attack. I hope the questioners will bone up on the well-sourced article, An Interesting Day, about George Bush's interesting day before asking their questions.

On that day, Cheney was rushed to a secure location hours earlier than Bush. Why do you think that was?

Mary :: 11:04 PM :: Comments (5) :: Digg It!