In the huge panic that ensued nationwide after these interesting envelopes dumped their toxic powders, there was no reliable and rational news coverage on the ongoing (or, perhaps, non-ongoing) investigation of the anthrax mailings. The government's actions seemed to be more in the mode of a hurried up coverup of events and silence. Nothing seemed to happen in this investigatory realm until suddenly in the summer of 2008, when it was conveniently decided that a lone microbiologist, Bruce Ivins, was most likely the perpetrator of these anthrax attacks and -- when Ivins, in a most convenient way, committed suicide, it seems -- the case seemed to be satisfactorily closed. But why were the Senators Leahy and Daschle the specific targets of the anthrax mailings?Why indeed? And why has Cheney been allowed to give not just Dick a bad name, but things like human rights, truth, justice, and the American Constitution? If only the Burlington Electric Department had been in charge, Cheney would surely be in jail by now.