CHALLENGING CHENEY….Dick Cheney speaks:

Am I the evil genius in the corner that nobody ever sees come out of his hole? It’s a nice way to operate, actually.

I’ll bet it is.

This comes from a profile in the LA Times today that says the White House plans to use the reclusive Cheney more often in the coming months and that his “lack of political flair” is actually an advantage with many audiences. For now, though, I’m going to stick with my suggestion that the Democrats could gain some traction by making Cheney a bigger issue in the campaign than vice presidents usually are. It would require a subtle touch, of course, but let’s face it: nobody likes an evil genius operating out of a hole. There ought to be something there we can take advantage of.