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January 08, 2009

Why Cheney Is Barking Madoff

By: Bernard Chazelle

Damn! I was soooo hoping Dick Cheney would bag the Elie Wiesel Foundation Humanitarian Award this year. If, in humanitarian worthiness, anyone is up there with previous recipients -- reading from the list, Bush-The-First (1991), Clinton-The-Second (1994), Sarkoko-The-Last (2008) -- that would be Dick-The-Prick. George HW Bush got his award for "... defending democratic ideals during the Gulf War," so imagine the possibilities for Cheney: "... defending a prisoner's access to Metallica during waterboarding."

But where were you, Goddess of Fairness, when fate needed your nudging help?

We are deeply saddened and distressed that we, along with many others, have been the victims of what may be one of the largest investment frauds in history. We are writing to inform you that the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity had $15.2 million under management with Bernard Madoff Investment Securities. This represented substantially all of the Foundation's assets.

A crushing blow to the children of Darfur, too. Fortunately, plans are underway to airdrop DVDs of the Award ceremony for Oprah (2007 winner) and Laura Bush (2002 winner) over the Darfur camps. From something modestly called "Foundation for Humanity," one expects nothing less.

— Bernard Chazelle

Posted at January 8, 2009 12:22 PM

Call Pelosi @1-202-225-0100 DEMAND IMPEACHMENT. I called today, now its YOUR turn.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 8, 2009 01:28 PM

I second Mr. Meyer's call for Nancy Pelosi's impeachment.

Posted by: manuelg at January 8, 2009 01:37 PM

By admitting to signing off on waterboaring for the gitmo detainees,
he has protected GWB, thus guaranteeing pardon for himself and he will not be needing the EWFH Award as he will certainly receive the "Medal of Freedom" award from GWB for his ( Cheney's) horrible deeds and saving the Prez's skin.

As he will not be able to leave the country, once out of office, probably he will try to disrrupt Amnesty International's anti-torture campaign to keep him busy and keep boredom away!!!!

Posted by: Rupa Shah at January 8, 2009 02:10 PM

What an idiot, still calling on Pelosi THE COLLABORATOR to impeach the war criminal. Absolute inability to correlate the contents of your consciousness...

Posted by: Solar Hero at January 9, 2009 03:25 PM

Play nice, sunshine.

Posted by: Save the Oocytes at January 9, 2009 07:21 PM

Solar Hero: What! Ya DON'T want them IMPEACHED?

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 9, 2009 10:38 PM