"No One Saw It Coming"
Go ahead and smirk, motherfucker. You're just one nitroglycerine tablet away from playing a harp. (AP Photo by Ron Edwards.)
Lame Duck Vice President and expert marksman Dick Cheney says that nobody saw the current economic crisis coming.
Cheney says that President Bush owes no apologies to anybody (a statement that, in itself, earns a thunderbolt strike) because nobody could have predicted it would happen.
Really, Dick? Nobody? Not even you, the oldest person in the Administration? Not that we expect George W. Bush, the Alfred E. Newman of Presidents, who chose to paint a rosy face on the bleakest of current events, thereby excusing decisive action on his part (unless it benefited you and his many oil- and energy-baron cronies) to apologize--he's too arrogant and willfully dumb for that. But to say that nobody knew? Puuuuuuuhhh-leez.
In your many, many, many years on this earth (too many, actually), you've seen financial trends ebb and flow enough to realize that the fatcat real estate boom and phony sandcastle investments of the 1990s and early 2000s were bound to deflate sooner or later. And you're saying nobody could have predicted this?
Wow. One more reason for your neurologist to be worried.