Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Old Vice Ain't Got Nothing On the New Vice.....

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Republicans shocked at idea to block Navy from paying Cheney's power bill
Thursday, July 26, 2001


WASHINGTON -- An "innocuous" attempt by Rep. Jay Inslee to block the Navy from paying the full electric bill at Vice President Dick Cheney's official residence ignited a searing debate yesterday on the House floor.

Although Inslee's amendment was defeated by a lopsided margin -- 285-141 -- it highlighted the passion and raw politics accompanying energy issues at a time when supplies are short and costs are high. It also foreshadowed what is likely to be a bruising debate next week when the House is expected to consider a broad energy bill.

In dollar terms, Democrat Inslee's amendment was inconsequential, affecting $186,000 out of a spending bill totaling $33 billion.

$186k electric bill.
Is that for the cable energy needed to jump start him every morning?


At 10:15 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I'm surprised it's that high. Cheney's a big enough gasbag to supply his own fuel for years.

At 10:28 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Heh gotta- and that was in '01 so no guessing what it is now.

At 2:16 PM, Blogger Zappatero said...

great info....I sent it to our right-tarded talkers out here in Denver at KOA.

Lord knows they'll never bring it up, but they just might process the info.


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