Vote 2008

Poor Dick

Seems nobody wants his political love anymore.

First he endorses McCain-Palin in his home state of Wyoming (not exactly a battleground in this election).

Then Obama responds:

“I’d like to congratulate Sen. McCain on this endorsement, because he really earned it. That endorsement didn’t come easy,” he said. “George Bush may be in an undisclosed location now, but Dick Cheney’s out there on the campaign trail because he’d be delighted to pass the baton to John McCain.”

“He knows that with John McCain, you get a twofer: George Bush’s economic policy and Dick Cheney’s foreign policy,” Obama continued. “And that is a risk we cannot afford to take.”

But instead of welcoming Cheney’s endorsement, or at least accepting it graciously, McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds actually tries to suggest that Obama is closer politically to Cheney than McCain is:

“Barack Obama and Dick Cheney aren’t just cousins; they’ve shared support for the Bush energy policy and the out-of-control spending that John McCain has fought to oppose.”

I’ve even seen some suggestions that by his strategically-timed and clearly unwanted endorsement, Cheney– angry at McCain’s efforts to put distance between him and the Bush administration– is deliberately trying to sabotage the Republican ticket.

I can’t bring myself to believe that. But still…