Dick Cheney Blows Snow

The Style section of the Post today went after Dick Cheney’s outfit yesterday at the 60th anniversary of liberating Auschwitz. Evidently everyone wore appropriate black and somber attire, except for Cheney, who, as the picture shows, wore an olive drab parka and a knit winter hat that read “Staff 2001.” As the Post’s Robin Givhan wrote, “The vice president, however, was dressed in the kind of attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower.”

The story is atypically harsh on the normally warm and fuzzy veep, going on to say:

It is also worth mentioning that Cheney was wearing hiking boots — thick, brown, lace-up ones. Did he think he was going to have to hike the 44 miles from Krakow — where he had made remarks earlier in the day — to Auschwitz?

It concluded that while the vice president might have been warm in his Aspen slope-ready outfit, it “had the unfortunate effect of suggesting that he was more concerned with his own comfort than the reason for braving the cold at all.”

Is Fishbowl reading too much into this or is this the first volley from the Post in how they’ll cover the second term?