Saturday, May 14, 2005

Later, having found no oil, he left

Vice President Dick Cheney, much to his credit, kept politics out of his commencement address to Auburn University graduates Friday. Instead, he gave a classy, feel-good speech that poked fun at Auburn's parking woes and gave props to its 13-0 football team.

Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, he's still calling for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., to detonate the nuclear option and kill the judicial filibuster "within a few weeks," which, as I've explained several times, is a very bad idea indeed.

As Cheney spoke at a $250-per-plate fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, across campus Friday afternoon, nine anti-war protesters gathered outside. One called the Iraq war "an overt act of immorality," but no one inside heard him.

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