Wyoming State Bar Apologizes for Publishing Cheney Bio Bashing Obama
Dick Cheney caused an uproar ahead of his upcoming speech at a Wyoming legal convention after the former vice president submitted his own speaker bio bashing President Obama’s “weakening of America across the globe.”
The Wyoming State Bar invited Cheney to give the keynote address at the group’s annual convention next week, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
In promoting the event, the organization ran into trouble after Cheney’s office submitted his own biography for the speech, which was published without any edits from the bar.
Here’s a portion of the bio:
President Bush and Vice President Cheney left office in January 2009. Shortly thereafter, President Obama began to dismantle the security policies that had kept the nation safe. His policy decisions have led to a reversal of the gains America made in the war on terror, in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, and a weakening of America across the globe.
The bar eventually apologized for the bio in its magazine, Wyoming Lawyer: