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It depicts an imaginary recent lunch between Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
Dowd's op-ed illustrates a conversation between Rummy and Dick concerning Obama's actions which have been covered in recent news.
She writes it in a way which makes one think that people are wondering out loud about our government. Wondering who is really running it:
“Well,” Dick says. “He’s got to keep Gitmo open. It’s rich that his own party won’t give him the money to close it. The NIMBY factor works every time — no terrorists in my backyard. He’s got to stop this pansy diplomacy with Muslim nations. He’s got to let Bibi take out those Iranian centrifuges. He’s got to stop his Kodak moments and Commie book club with Hugo Chávez. He’s got to release those C.I.A. memos proving that we were right to rip up the Constitution. And, of course, he’s got to pardon Scooter.”(NYT, Dowd). Clearly the people overwhelmingly voted out the past 8 years of a certain philosophy.
“Can we get him to do all that, Dick?”
Dick twinkles. “Yes, we can.”
A philosophy which many are wondering whether or not the Obama Administration and the congress want to perpetuate or to reject. Of course they say they want to reject that philosophy.
The Obama rationale for doing what seems to be perpetuating it, is to get health care and some other social program legislation through, which will require right wing republican support, and which can't get through without such support.
Thus, we seem have a Ferengi government, or a shadow government, that is not at all in sync with the American people who clearly wanted the wars stopped and this other madness to end too.