Dick Cheney, Privacy Advocate

I, too, saw this on The Daily Show but it took Tim Lee to make me realize the blog post potential. You'll see below the satellite image of Dick Cheney's house that's available on Google Maps:


As you can see, he's used his powers of office to mandate that the photo be blurred precisely where he lives. Tim snarks: "He's obviously very concerned about protecting his home from prying eyes. I'm sure he's equally zealous in his defense of the privacy rights of ordinary Americans." And there's the rub. Clearly, the sort of all-pervasive surveillance Bush and Cheney favor seems a lot more appealing when you have the kind of power that's on display here. Those of us lacking such clout may have reason to worry.