There is no excusing the rants of Dick Cheney who doesn’t have the good judgment, common sense and decency to just go away – – read a book, have a glass of warm milk or rock quietly on a sunlit porch somewhere. And Republican holdovers in Congress seem incapable of grasping the gravity of the country’s financial distress. John McCain proposed a stimulus package geared, typically enough, to tax cuts and defense spending and his colleagues take pride in their ignorance and economic naivete.

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