Needless to say, the leftists and kooks will have fun with conspriacy theories over the fire and whether it was done to destroy evidence of misdeeds.
They're already on the case at Democratic Underground. (HT: Yankee Division Son at LGF)
It wont take long before they're making the rounds at Daily Kos or the other leftist haunts.
The fire was apparently started by an electrical fault:
The blaze appeared to be located near the ceremonial office of Vice President Dick Cheney on the second floor of the building. The vice president was across the street in his office in the West Wing of the White House.It's also being reported by Drudge that the Secret Service is preventing investigators from entering the scene.
Secret Service spokesman Darrin Blackford said the Old Executive Office building was evacuated as a precaution. District of Columbia firefighters poured water on the blaze and moved furniture from the building onto a balcony.
The fire is now out. Good work DC's Bravest.
The unhinged DKosers are truly off the rails. Here's an example:
I'm sure that will now be used (0 / 0)And another:
as an excuse for any papers that are subpoenaed. Too bad Cheney wasn't in the office while it burned.
(- 4.63, - 5.18) Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is. --Winston Churchill
by mkfarkus on Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 08:44:15 AM PST
Logged in just to see if y'all were thinking that (1+ / 0-)And another:
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this was a prime way to destroy evidence.....
Yup. First thought I had. The creeps.
by jm taylor on Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 07:29:10 AM PST
Cheney figured out that a shredder (2+ / 0-)UPDATE:
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Would take until 2010 to dispose of the evidence.
So a fire was required.
The biggest threat to America is not communism, it's moving America toward a fascist theocracy... -- Frank Zappa
by NCrefugee on Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 07:01:41 AM PST
Think Progress shows that they need a wee bit more thinking and a whole lot more progress.