The former Vice President, often blamed for setting the stage on which the BP oil disaster played out, had been mysteriously silent as critics rallied against him. He finally responded in a speech.
Last night he addressed a capacity crowd of 1200 at the Manufacturer and Business Association convention in Erie, Pennsylvania, according to ThinkProgress. The Erie Times-News reported that guests paid $185 per head, or up to $1500 for a table to watch Cheney speak.
The media were banned, but an NBC local news program got hold of some blurry footage, above. According to NBC, while he did not directly address the criticisms leveled at him, he "pointed to the President's lack of action in the Gulf oil leak," and said Obama "doesn't have enough executive experience, or experience in Washington, to make things happen."