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August 30, 2010 12:42 PM   Subscribe

David Addington is coming out of the shadows and joining the Heritage Foundation as vice president of domestic and economic policy studies which is financed by the normal culprits. Addington was the legal mind behind the White House’s war on terror and normally lurks in the shadows.
posted by adamvasco (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lurks in the shadows? Geez, melodrama much? It's not like we're talking about a Dark Lord of the Sith, He Who Must Not Be Na ...

Oh wait, it's that David Addington. Never mind.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:49 PM on August 30, 2010 [5 favorites]


He walks around with a copy of the Constitution in his back pocket, but it's open to a certain section

And guess what? That section is not the Bill of Rights.
posted by bearwife at 12:53 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


David Addington is coming out of the ...

Yes?

...shadows

Dammit.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 12:56 PM on August 30, 2010 [8 favorites]


That picture of him in the first article is just way too much, shadowy silhouette, pondering some scheme. So I do a quick google image search ... and there he is, in the full light of day (and flash bulbs). Middle-aged lawyer type in suit and tie, and oh yeah, further down some torture victims, and his buddy Dick, and ... Quasimodo?
posted by philip-random at 12:58 PM on August 30, 2010


Horace Rumpole: "Dammit."

Patience. Patience.
posted by brundlefly at 1:03 PM on August 30, 2010


No "FuckThisGuy" tag?
posted by wcfields at 1:03 PM on August 30, 2010


Well at least somebody found a job in this economy.
posted by octothorpe at 1:05 PM on August 30, 2010


Every time I hear Addington's name, I fondly recall his through-the-looking glass appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. John Conyers.

Be sure to check out John Yoo discussing the finer points of the word "implement," from the same hearing. Ah, the good ole days...
posted by BobbyVan at 1:09 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I get David Addington confused with this guy. (NSFW)
posted by infinitewindow at 1:13 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


This has nothing to do with upcoming elections, so obviously Addington will not have any role in bomb-throwing from the sidelines.
posted by rhizome at 1:57 PM on August 30, 2010


I get David Addington confused with this guy. (NSFW)

Really? I usually get him mixed up with this one.
posted by T.D. Strange at 2:03 PM on August 30, 2010


The GOP Is In A Unitary Executive Death Grip.
posted by homunculus at 5:35 PM on August 30, 2010


I hear Addington and I think 'disease'.
posted by Twang at 11:42 PM on August 30, 2010


There's not really much here. Evil dude joins evil group financed by evil and dedicated to the propagation of evil.

Instead, I will contribute to the confusalarity: David Addison.
posted by DU at 5:11 AM on August 31, 2010


infinitewindow: the way to keep that straight is that one is an evil monster that drinks the blood of innocents, and the other is a fictional character.
posted by leotrotsky at 5:59 AM on August 31, 2010


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