Round two of the most decrepit politician contest between V. P. Dick Cheney and Congressman Charlie Rangel looks to be in the making. The first event happened last fall as the two physically failing leaders traded barbs, whiffs, and near blows in their quest for the long held Strom Thurmond title.
The name of the event came from the physical condition of the two aged politicians after the walk to the rink in a large domed stadium. By the time each reached ringside, they would have their hands on their knees gasping for air. Once they regained their breath, the fisticuffs could begin.
Last fall the two barbed over their relative physical and mental health. The rematch appears to center around intelligence, tax policy, and family of origin. Rangel called Cheney a “son of a bitch”, later clarifying some people have that as part of their personality.
The Veep called Charlie slow suggesting the Congressman “doesn’t understand how the economy works”. He refused to weigh in on the curse word. Is that due to his greeting to Senator Leahy on the Senate floor to “go fuck himself”? One wouldn’t want to get into a cursing contest with Dick Cheney.
Will it be shotguns at twenty paces for Round Two of the Huffin and Puffin in the Muffin? What’s a political campaign nowadays without drawing a little blood? Ask the Austin attorney who happened to be on the same side as Dick Cheney what happens when one gets in the way?