White House Vs. Whitehouse

from the take-your-pick dept

Apparently the Dick Cheney’s office doesn’t have anything better to do these days than waste tax payer money on lawyers to send threatening letters to a very clear parody site, complaining about the portrayal of Cheney’s wife. Salon has an interview with the creator of the site who says it’s not a big deal really. It’s pretty clear that the VP’s office has no valid legal right to stand on, so he’s not concerned. Parody and satire are protected speech – especially when it comes to “public figures”, which Lynne Chaney clearly is. The guy is a little surprised, though, that they would bother with such an obvious parody site. As he says, “you would think they’d have better things to do. Fixing our imploding economy, perhaps.”

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