UPDATE: Here's the predicted cold water! Still, stay tuned for a different take on this issue.
For real! (per the Associated Press).
That said, it may not be what you expected, either. Talk about your runaway grand jury!
McALLEN, Texas — A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County's federal detention centers.
The indictment criticizes Cheney's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees by working through the prison companies.
Gonzales is accused of using his position while in office to stop an investigation into abuses at the federal detention centers.
There's not a chance in hell of this standing up -- but it does speak to something else important: How enormously unpopular Dick Cheney and the Bush administration are across this country, even in the president's home state of Texas. How else does something like this could even happen. Some days it seems like the Democrats in Congress are the only ones who don't get it.
Fascinating story -- I hope to have more later.