Over The Threshold

There are some things a President can't say but a Vice President must. George W. Bush has not missed a chance to praise Americans for their kindness and spirit, has urged us to move forward, hope for the best. He talks about evil like one who believes in it but is still surprised when he encounters it. Vice President Dick Cheney is a stern shadow President in night-vision goggles, and last week his job was to prepare us for darker days to come. "We have to assume there will be more attacks," he said. "And for the first time in our...

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