CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Ohio's new Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown 's official Web site is now up and running. And guess whose photo graces the front page? Vice President Dick Cheney. CLICK HERE and see for yourself. Do it fast, because that scene probably won't be around for long.
While it's up, I can see Democrats horrified and Republicans hysterical with laughter.
Cheney, who is the Senate's presiding officer, appears to be administering the oath of office to Brown, presumably an action that fulfills one of the few constitutional functions of the vice presidency.
Brown must have selected the photo to prove to the folks back home he's really in office. O.K, Sen. Brown, you are sworn in. But did you have to prove it by regaling Ohioans with a picture of a Republican with a reputation for extreme partisanship, a man who has implied that Democrats like yourself would let terrorists attack our homeland with impunity?
For those who don't know, the woman standing between the veep and the senator is Connie Schultz, the Pulitizer-winning Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist who is married to the senator.
The vice president is a symbol of just about everything that Brown campaigned against. Cheney says the Iraq War is a success, and he advocated the invasion. He said the insurgents would be gone by now. He's been a pit bull attacking Democrats as weak, liberal and somewhat less that patriotic. Now he's got prime real estate on the online portal of Ohio's new Democratic senator. Got a give it to Dick Cheney -- he's always popping up from that undisclosed location.