Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Smooth Move, Ex-Veep

Dick Cheney apparently apparently ain't web-savvy enough to know you've gotta be pretty exact when you type in a URL. This from Chris Suellentrop at Slate:

Does Dick Cheney know that he told voters watching the vice presidential debate to go to In response to a series of attacks from John Edwards on Cheney's tenure as CEO of Halliburton, the vice president said that Kerry and Edwards "know the charges are false. They know that if you go, for example, to, an independent Web site sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, you can get the specific details with respect to Halliburton." One problem with Cheney's rebuttal: He misspoke. He meant to say "," rather than ".com." George Soros capitalized on Cheney's error, snatched up the URL, and now if you type "" into your browser, you get redirected to a page titled, "Why we must not re-elect President Bush: a personal message from George Soros."

That level of alertness may be why Soros is rich. I'm glad he's on our side.

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