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“Every honest Republican should give all of my people “The Cheney.” Never hire them, never believe them, never take their advice. They are incompetent, unprincipled, vulgar egotists who cannot tell the truth. And you can take it from me, because it takes one to know one.”

That thought came to mind (but alas, it is not on the AP wire) when I read the news: “VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY MADE A SURPRISE APPEARANCE at Monday’s White House receptions for veterans of the Bush-Cheney campaigns.”

Here’s the problem in a nutshell: Until those “leaders” and “experts” (and trough-dwellers and flaks) admit that Bush-Cheney was a disaster, the GOP is doomed to division and derision. If it doesn’t stand for the truth, then it is a worthless husk, a limp lump of a cadaver (and we found out how interested in truth its “leadership” was when Ron Paul was running, right?).

The answer? Memo to RNC: Get the guest list and announce that none of them is welcome in the “new GOP.” Send them all a free membership card in the Democrat National Committee. Then tell your donors that you have finally seen the light. And tell the country that you’ll be willing to entertain and advance truth-tellers, for a change.

For a “change we can believe in”!

Here’s where to start (a partial guest list and some very interesting details about their plans for the future):
“Guests were invited to submit their contacts for the BUSH-CHENEY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, and the list of options was a reminder of how big this family is by now: members of the Bush-Cheney administration, the George W. Bush GUBERNATORIAL Administration, the B-C and Bush for Governor campaigns, the Victory Committees, plus volunteers, interns and donors.

I’ve got the “Reagan Alumni Association” Directory right here on my floor. (I note with interest that it is NOT called “The Reagan-Bush Alumni Association.” Hmmmmm.) It’s two inches thick. While it lists some people without their permission, it purports to contain the key leaders of an ongoing network devoted to past nostalgia and current (and future) influence. Of course, Reagan was invoked repeatedly by every recent GOP presidential candidate (but none dared mention Bush, save Ron Paul. Dr. Paul is honest, so he attacked Bush-Cheney’s errors. Had the GOP listened, we would have been spared our current and future disasters).

Now, apparently, having worked for Reagan in some capacity is a badge of honor. But why would these Bush people want to identify with the man that every presidential candidate scorned? Their very attendance is proof of their incompetence.

I predict that the Bush-Cheney Alumni Association Directory will be highly classified, just like Cheney’s White House staff directory – because being “outted” would be tantamount to being identified as an incurable idiot.

>>SPOTTED: Ken Mehlman, Jack Oliver, Ben Ginsberg, Karen Hughes, Mary Matalin, Ralph Reed, Joe Hagin (who recently did a Fox hit), Don Evans, Taylor and Amy Gross, Ken Lisaius, Phil and Heather Musser, Taylor Griffin accompanied by his sister Missy Griffin, Kevin Madden, Brian Jones, Danny Diaz, Tracey Schmitt, Darren and Lindsay Grubb, Mindy (Tucker) Fletcher, Tucker andn Lisa Eskew, Paul Dyke and Jennifer (Millerwise) Dyke, Jim Dyke, Michael Toner, Kevin and Cathie Martin, Jeanie Mamo, Brian and Katie Montgomery, Leslie and Todd Beyer, Travis Thomas and Logan Walters making cameos from Texas, Ashley Kavanaugh, Brad Blakeman, Mary Kate and Alex Johnson, Jana and Michael Toner, Matt and Mercy Schlapp, Rich Galen, David James, former Governor Marc Racicot, Ann and Chad Kolton, Angel Paulson, Tim Griffin, Matt Rhoades, Ali Harden, Terry Holt , Susan Sheybani, Vin Weber, Mike Duncan and Jo Ann Davidson. Former ambassadors included Peter Terpeluk, Sig Rogich, Mel Sembler, Jim Nicholson, Stuart Holliday and Kevin Moley.<<

9:03 am on January 14, 2009