Lots of fans for 125. I expect a huge outcry over 126. Could it have happened this way? No idea.
Would Dick Cheney have considered doing this? Everything I have learned about the man says he wouldn't think twice about it, and no, I have not seen the new HBO documentary on him. He would have made a fortune off his Halliburton stocks and options during the Iraq War and after the 2005 energy bill with the 'Halliburton Loophole' which stripped the EPA of its right to regulate hydraulic fracturing fluids.
Here's another interesting question. Several readers have called Carl an amoral opportunist, one who exploits opportunities with little thought of the consequences. I certainly believe Cheney would fit in this category. Or is Carl a moral opportunist? Can one be such? Is this one more step down the slippery slope for Carl?