April 15 Preview: Cheney on "Face the Nation"

CBS's "Face the Nation" has the catch of the week -- Vice President Dick Cheney, who will sit down for a half hour with host Bob Schieffer. There will be much to talk about: The Iraq war, the recent Iranian hostage episode, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria, the Iraq war, the congressional probe into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys and questions about the White House's use of private e-mail addresses for official business.

Immediately after the interview was announced, the Democratic National Committee sent out a list of questions it would like to see Schieffer ask. Here's a sampling:

* In light of the bombing of the Iraqi parliament inside the green zone, do you still believe things are going "remarkably well" in Iraq?

* When will we leave Iraq?

* A new poll says a majority of Americans think the Attorney General should be fired. Do you think Attorney General Gonzales should be fired?

* How far into the Bush White House does this scandal go and has anyone on your staff been involved?

On the other Sunday political talk shows, the focus will be on two topics that have held Washington's attention for the past few weeks -- the firings of the U.S. attorneys and debate over a supplemental spending bill for Iraq and Afghanistan that contains a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. House and Senate negotiators will meet to discuss the legislation next week before sending a final bill to President Bush, but he has vowed to veto it.

Fox News Sunday will play host to Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a Judiciary Committee member, and Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Armed Services committee. It will also have the Rev. Al Sharpton, who sparred with Don Imus last week for his disparaging comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.

ABC's "This Week" has Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson, the governor of New Mexico.

CNN's "Late Edition" will interview Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and James Webb (D-Va.), as well as former vice president Walter Mondale.

NBC's "Meet the Press" has retired Gen. Anthony Zinni.

By Zachary Goldfarb |  April 13, 2007; 7:00 PM ET
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Hey, everybody, want to see a delusional draft-dodger and chronic liar show his stuff? WARNING--This man is a real sicko so those who have a strong gag reflex should not be allowed to watch the show unless they have an open trash bags between their knees.

Posted by: mikeasr | April 13, 2007 8:04 PM

With any luck, we will have the opportunity to witness a live *drawing and quartering* of a sitting Vice President. Please recognize that this would be a first and, I am quite certain, a Guinness Book World record! -- Go, Bob!

Posted by: odin966 | April 14, 2007 2:27 AM

Chenney represent the other evil. This a fight between two evils one side Islamic extremists hated by over 95 percent of Muslims and the other Money and Media which controls America and despised by over 70 percent Americans and 90 percent of the world. his is just another wishful thinking on part of the other evil fight on terrorism. Understand clearly together or separate Sunnis, Shia and Al Qaeda extremist are sworn enemies of the American Money and Media which controls America. These Islamic extremist are terrorist of worst kind, but they are no worse than the money and media which controls America. Moral of this fight let these two evils slog it out may be the world would be a better place when we are rid of them

Posted by: Kanoongoo | April 14, 2007 6:53 AM

I*ll need to go and eat something so I can vomit some more.

Posted by: Bill MacLeod | April 14, 2007 7:30 AM

"First of all Mr. Vice President, how do you feel about your central role in the implementation of an illegal and immoral war built on lies and deceit that has caused the death and maiming of hundreds of thousands of innocent victims and the destruction of America's image all over the world?"

"F**k off Bob...I'm outta here!!!!"

Posted by: wagonjak | April 14, 2007 10:50 AM

So the paranoid, megalomaniac, war-mongering, draft-dodger and compulsive liar, Evil Dick, will be on CBS tomorrow? What a catch indeed! We*ll see if Bob Schieffer manages to stop drooling long enough to ask the VPOTUS from hell some challenging questions. Somehow, I doubt it.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 14, 2007 12:32 PM

Hi. I am Cheney,

I am a Draft dodging,Soldier killing, Teeth gnashing,Drunk shooting,Back-biting,America cheating,Flag burning,Mud-slinging,Pocket filling, war loving,cccock sucking VEEP.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 14, 2007 1:02 PM

In response to the post beginning, "Hi. I am Cheney," I agree with practically all of the poster's characterizations of VPOTUS. But "cccock (sic) sucking"? Jeez, are gays the Final Frontier of discrimination and put-down artists?

Posted by: Alan | April 14, 2007 1:37 PM

I bet that Cheney will go on a rant about Pelosi*s visit to Syria, and that Schieffer won*t dare mention that there were five REPUBLICANS who met with Assad as well.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 14, 2007 1:54 PM

Is it possible for the Republicans to succeed with a NIXONIAN- like TAKEOVER?. While CHAOS GRINS. Week after week we will hear of Democratic sins. Nothing too sordid, even for the news, we will all start to wonder IS THERE NO WAY FOR US TO NOT LOSE? All weary, and very confused. I am not amused. Is this a nightmare, or an Orwellian ruse?

Posted by: Sonja | April 14, 2007 5:40 PM

RE: Alan on gays. *"cccock (sic) sucking"* is not an exclusively gay activity. smile

Posted by: Gerry | April 14, 2007 7:12 PM

The catch of the week is dick Cheney? No matter when or where he speeks, he always smells fishy.

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT, STERLING VA | April 14, 2007 8:02 PM

And the number one answer is (drum roll) *Hogwash.*

Posted by: farmasea | April 14, 2007 9:15 PM

At least history will give the Bush/Cheney administration the place it deserves at the bottom of the list. President's Tyler,Filmore,Pearce,Grant,Harding and even Nixon must be smiling knowing that these creeps are making them look good. IMPEACH CHENEY FIRST!

Posted by: Charlie Drew | April 15, 2007 12:05 AM

The real treat is to see how far Cheney will go to protect Rove, who he hates....

Posted by: BurfordHolly | April 15, 2007 12:35 AM

One of the questions should also be why is it so important not to have some type of timeline. Bush/Cheney's constant campaigning for public support in insisting there be no timeline sounds oddly familiar to their campaigning and winning support for invading Iraq. They won support by deliberate deception-- withholding the truth and lying to the American people. Just as they had then, it is apparent that they have selfish ulterior motives and the constraints of any type of timeline would cause an interruption or delay. I never believed there were WMD or Suddam was connected with 9/11, because it simply made no sense. Just as this makes no sense. If we are there to help the Iraqis to become a responsible independent nation, why would we not show them how--and allow them to do so by setting benchmarks to ensure that they are progressing towards that same goal? It makes no sense. Bush states that his current plan is a new plan. No. It's not a new plan. It's the same plan, but endangering more people. The plan hasn't changed. The commanders there now have stated that they can battle all day long, but nothing will happen without talking. Now, there's a plan! Has there been any progress in making that happen? My gut feeling is that Bush doesn't want a timeline, because he doesn't want Iraqis to take responsibility for their government yet. He wants us to occupy that country, and he will do whatever is necessary to make that happen--even lie.

Posted by: Annette | April 15, 2007 5:37 AM

Dream quote from Cheney and Bush..."We have decided this war is so very important that our children must join the U.S. army, and go to iraq to fight all those who do not agree with us. With the example our children are setting many other neo-con children of this administration may be off to war soon also. first thing we have to do is catch them."

Posted by: mike hudgins | April 15, 2007 7:24 AM

Did Cathy Martin (Cheyney's Press Office) suggest FTN now that Tim Russert's MTP has been exposed as a soft destination (see Fitzgerald/Libby). I don't expect much from BS. Cheney lives in his own spin zone and BS is too polite to Face the VP.

Posted by: Alan | April 15, 2007 8:28 AM

Geez, wasn't it John Roberts who questioned Cheney about how the war was going; and Cheney as delusional as he is responded by saying that the insurgency was in the last throws. Poor John Roberts missed the perfect opportunity to challenge this moron, but instead said nothing. What were you thinking John? You're no David Gregory!!!!!!!

Posted by: Martin | April 15, 2007 9:12 AM

Oh, what a good day for the pathetic Dupes to listen, mesmerized with slack-jawed ardor, to their hero, the Chickenhawk-Puppeteer himself, polluting the airwaves with his usual, shameless mendacity and half-truths and utter contempt for dissidents spewing from the irregular orifice beneath his nose, while the great majority of us look on with revulsion. (At last report, he enjoys a constant 18% favorability rating in the polls).

Posted by: Janus55 | April 15, 2007 9:31 AM

The war on terrorism has evolved into a war between two Evils, on one side is the American Right Neocons Headed by Cheney, with support of American Money and Media, the Controllers of American Money and Media is the Head of Evil which controls the American Politicians and Public opinion, anyone not following the lies and opinions being put forward, and having a different view, is tarred and labeled as anti American and a traitor. Over 70 percent Americans understand the dilemma they are in but are helpless in front of the power of these Evil forces. The opposing Evils is Islamic Fascists Terrorists a bye product of the manipulations of the first Evil, they are hated by over 95 percent of Muslims for propagating a twisted interpretation of Islam. The only alternative left for all peace loving people in the world is to let these TWO Evils fight it out and not stop them. We are confident once these Evils who are in a no WIN War are weakened and exhausted by this fight, we will have a better and saner world to live in.

Posted by: Kanoongoo | April 15, 2007 9:35 AM

I listened to the interview this morning, and although Bob did press him on a couple of his statements about the war and asked why anyone would believe him, he didn't really go in for the kill.

And he let Cheney go on and on telling lies and half-truths for most of the interview.

It was a typical half-hearted excuse in interview journalism by a "nice" man who was afraid to really ask the hard questions of an evasive lying politician.

Sorry Bob- you earned a C- on this one....

Posted by: wagonjak | April 15, 2007 2:23 PM

Sure, we'll get the truth out of Cheney because hes on a political hack's spin program on national TV. Yeah, right. We have a better chance at getting at the truth when he sings on American Idol, and Simon, Paula, and Randy press him about who dubbed his lip-synched rendition of John Ashcroft's Let the Eagle Soar [to Poop on Us Again]. This disingenuous posturing isn't news, its bad gallows humor at its lowest...maybe we can break out the bamboo shoots for a manicure or take him waterboarding for some real candor? What's good for the goose...

Posted by: redlily@earthlink.net | April 15, 2007 3:43 PM

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