Who was Cheney visiting in Portland? or "Guess who is with Dick?"
This I believe is a good question that could potentially unravels so mysteries or explain future events.
So who was visiting "Dick" Cheney?
Remember "Guess who is with Dick?" and the home version is meant for pleasure not profit.
Who was Cheney visiting in Portland?
The question was asked in BlueOregon... even thought I actually asked it in Pdx Indy earlier this morning asking why the evil slime ball came to town (I mean that in the most kindest of ways and sorry if I offended any balls) with a question at http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/06/318845.shtml Which Kari Chisholm should thank me for asking and damn why don't they hire me at BlueOregon? I do so many posts on the Pacific Northwest for free in these indies and this guy gets paid? .. anyway ... sorry for that outburst .. it is just if we ever have a revolution you know some jerk who did not do anything will stand out there in the lime light and say "it was me" while the rest of us will look at eachother with our fingers up our butts saying "who is that and where were they?" Ok ok calm down ... pauses .. looks for Ritalin ... anyway look at the picture of Cheney in BlueOregon or anywhere for that matter... He is one ugly mother fucker! (I apologize to all mothers and fuckers out there for associating you with "Dick"). Wait the Ritalin is kicking in.
Dick Cheney visits Portland
Apparently, the vice president stayed at the Benson in downtown Portland last night. It was a surprise visit - akin to the drop-ins they do into Iraq. (Apparently, the People's Republic of Portland isn't a place where you want to give people advance notice.)
According to the Oregonian, en route to Seattle, the Veep decided to meet up with a "friend".
Air Force Two, Cheney's official plane, landed in Portland in the afternoon, and he received a police escort to the Benson Hotel. Police blocked streets on either side of the hotel but would not say who was inside. Word spread that Cheney was in town, reportedly to see a friend.
The White House would not say why the vice president was in Portland. They said it was Cheney's personal time and that he was not on official business.
So, here's the question for you, BlueOregonians... Who was he visiting? Who is so important here in Portland that Air Force Two had to make an unannounced stop?
Feel free to speculate wildly.
Posted by: J. Smalls | June 6, 2005 01:35 PM
He was here to visit D.B. Cooper. Duh!
Posted by: glenlivid | June 6, 2005 01:36 PM
Believe it or not, there is a hemorrhoid clinic on NE Sandy Blvd., but I'm inclined it had something to do with closing the airbase.
There is also the one and only Spartacus Leather...
Posted by: iggi | June 6, 2005 01:43 PM
he was picking up a ball-gag for the next Oval Office party...GW's coming as the official "gimp".
Posted by: Doug | June 6, 2005 01:50 PM
I really don't care what GOP fat cat/fishing buddy he was visiting in town. What I object to is the police officers assigned to escort/stand watch outside the Governor Hotel for a personal visit. My tax dollars at work. The meth-related property crimes/assaults must be under control if we can spare these officers to babysit the VP.
Posted by: Tom Civiletti | June 6, 2005 01:54 PM
Dick was in town discussing with PGE ceo Peggy Fowler plans to privitize the city of Portland and, if necessary, ship Eric Sten and Randy Leonard off to Gitmo.
Posted by: Kari Chisholm | June 6, 2005 01:57 PM
Doug, that's actually a great question. Since the White House classified it as a personal trip, will the City be asking for reimbursement for those expenses?
Posted by: shh! | June 6, 2005 02:12 PM
Sorry Mayor, it's top secret
Posted by: iggi | June 6, 2005 02:24 PM
"Since the White House classified it as a personal trip, will the City be asking for reimbursement for those expenses?"
they'd better. that's bs...the fed can pay for his security (by way of our tax dollars anyway, i guess). that's what the SS is for.
Posted by: Gregor | June 6, 2005 04:05 PM
It all about PGE. There will be a new player in the game, or he is making sure the records from his last "Summit" won't get purchased and released by the new owners. HEY! Now there's an excellent reason for the City to buy PGE. Wouldn't we get those records for review!
Or, to get really speculative, if they can just engineer another energy crisis in California there's got to be some way to swindle a few millin out of that.
Posted by: Rorovitz | June 6, 2005 05:15 PM
Are we sayin' Peggy Fowler's a crook?
Posted by: The One True b!X | June 6, 2005 07:22 PM
Well, duh, he was checking in with Bayard Foreign Marketing, whose offices are a mere three blocks from the Benson Hotel.
Posted by: Daniel | June 6, 2005 07:41 PM
How nice to see liberals concerned about the use of tax dollars. Usually you seem perfectly happy to see them spent on public art, endless bureaucracy (aka future democrat voters), needle exchange programs, and benefits for illegal aliens.
I'm glad you draw the line at police protection for the vice president...
Posted by: Jenson | June 6, 2005 08:26 PM
You are so right Daniel. You damn liberals. Why can't you spend more money tearing apart third world countries, increasing subsidies for corporations and oh wait a minute . . . isn't it the Republicans that have increased discretionary spending by 25%. Thank God that we only have $2.2 trillion more in national debt.
Posted by: myrln | June 6, 2005 08:36 PM
Those aren't "surprise" visits they make to Iraq and Afghanistan, they're "sneak-in" visits cuz they're scared of getting shot at. Of course, they have no such qualms for our troops they so blithely send there.
Posted by: Tom Civiletti | June 7, 2005 12:23 AM
If you're the ceo of a company that collects $750 million from customers expressly for the payment of taxes, but your company pay's less the 0.1% of that money to any government, would you be a crook?
If the corporate tax on utilities were repealed, PGE would lose money because they couldn't collect and keep tax from ratepayers. If the corporate tax on utilities were repealed, the state would come out ahead. Now, the government pays more for taxes on its electric bill than it collects from PGE for tax on all its profit! Oregon is, indeed, business nirvana: businesses are allowed to tax the government.
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