Monday, May 15, 2006

Cheney donated $6.87 million

For the most part, the left adheres to the notion that charity is best administered with other people's money.

The fact that Dick Cheney made last year a charitable donation of $6.87 million – the largest ever by a public servant – has gone virtually unnoticed in the mainstream media. Given that they are so eager to report all the bad things they can find about those evil trial-lawyer shooting republicans, they should at least have the decency to also report the praiseworthy. But obviously they don’t. To be fair, one does not often hear them reporting charitable donations by liberals either.

This, however, is probably due a different reason. Do you still remember Al Gore’s 1997 charity totaling $367?

As a general rule, heart-bleeding liberals talk very good talk when it comes to giving something back, but when it comes to their own money they are rather careful. Most of the wealthy ones have become masters at avoiding taxation and hiding their wealth in various tax sheltered instruments. Ted Kennedy could tell you a great deal about it. But since he won’t there is an excellent book that does.

Ain't it the truth.

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