I’ll be damned

Naked cronyism suffers a setback. Okay, a minor setback.

WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney (news – web sites)’s former company has decided not to enter a controversial bidding process open only to a few experienced and well-connected firms for major Iraq (news – web sites) reconstruction projects. Instead, Halliburton Co. will focus on becoming a secondary contractor.

So, see, they’re only going to be a secondary contractor. But still. These are the days of taking what we can get…