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Cheney to Join Bush in Celebrating Constitution (R.I.P.) on Fourth of July

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While George Dubya will desecrate Monticello with some dishonest remarks from a podium on Friday as new citizens swear to defend the Constitution he has destroyed, this AP story has the plans of the man in charge.  Dick Cheney will make his remarks on a ship named the Constitution and talk about fighting pirates rather than being one:

Dick Cheney to visit Boston on July Fourth
By Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney will be in Boston on July Fourth to attend a ceremony aboard the USS Constitution.

Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said today that Cheney will attend Friday’s military reenlistment ceremony on the historic warship, known as "Old Ironsides."

The Constitution was commissioned in 1797 and is docked at Boston’s historic Charlestown Naval Yard, a national park. The ship never lost a battle, from fighting pirates in the Caribbean to British in the War of 1812.

While only a small minority anywhere in the United States actually supports Bush or Cheney, it will be interesting to see which setting serves as better protection for them from protesters cowed by fears of negative PR.  Bush will surround himself with new citizens being naturalized, and Cheney with members of the military.  While most Americans oppose the policies of their military, many are extremely resistant to saying so in the presence of members of the military.  Charlottesville and Boston, birthplaces of the Revolution and of the author of the Declaration of Independence, let the contest begin.  Where does the spirit of rebellion still breathe?
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