Dick Cheney + Sausage + Slow News Day = Hilarity
What do you do if you have a story mostly put together about Dick Cheney testifying in the Libby trial, but then Dick Cheney doesn't testify in the Libby trial? Write a "What would have happened if Dick Cheney had testified in the Libby trial?" story, of course! But then you bring it home with some lines about sausage:
A former White House aide, who does not want to be identified, said Cheney sees no value in showing "how sausage is made."
"What's important to Cheney," said the aide, "is the sausage."