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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Some Pre-Football Fun Reading (at Dick Cheney's expense)

posted by Jazz at 1/15/2005 11:21:00 AM

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I've been going through the nominations for Most Humorous Post at the Koufax Awards during my free time these last couple of days. I finally found the one I'm voting for. In case you haven't read them yourself, I wanted to share this one with you. It's over at The Poor Man and it's called "Poker with Dick Cheney." It gives the transcript of an evening poker game between The Poor Man's Editors and Dick Cheney, with a lot of high profile political figures and pundits watching and commenting. Just a small taste to get you started. ("TE" = "The Editors" and "DC" = "Dick Cheney" just in case that isn't obvious.)

TE: Fifty bucks.

DC: I'm in. Show 'em.

TE: Two pair, sevens and fives.

DC: Not good enough.

TE: What do you have?

DC: Better than that, that's for sure. Pay up.

TE: Can you show us your cards?

DC: Sure. One of them's a six.

TE: You need to show all your cards. That's the way the game is played.

Colin Powell: Ladies and gentlemen. We have accumulated overwhelming evidence that Mr. Cheney's poker hand is far, far better than two pair. Note this satellite photo, taken three minutes ago when The Editors went to get more chips. In it we clearly see the back sides of five playing cards, arranged in a poker hand. Defector reports have assured us that Mr. Cheney's hand was already well advanced at this stage. Later, Mr. Cheney drew only one card. Why only one card? Would a man without a strong hand choose only one card? We are absolutely convinced that Mr. Cheney has at least a full house.