As I was stuck in traffic around the Brown Palace yesterday, where concrete barricades surrounded the building, I thought to myself, "What? Dick Cheney in town for another fundraiser?"
Bingo. At least this time they didn't snarl up the entire city's traffic like they did last time Cheney came to town. It's interesting. In Wyoming, they may not view Cheney as really one of their own (I hear he wouldn't even qualify for an in-state hunting license) but apparently he is really good at getting Colorado Republicans to open their wallets. Another $300,000 raised yesterday for Bob Beauprez to go negative on Dave Thomas. (And no mention of Bob Schaffer, interestingly.)
Apparently most of Cheney's talk was spent attacking John Kerry. But if he was hoping the usually supine local media would repeat his attacks as fact, he was wrong -- the Post's coverage of Cheney's speech led with the fact that Cheney's attacks on Kerry were based on a misquote of Kerry's remarks. You would expect Cheney knows that; he just figures he can get away with it. What's sad is that it is so remarkable when a media outlet actually reports that the things these guys go around spouting just aren't true.