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Dick Splits?
by Lee

Drudge has a link up to Insight Magazine, which is apparently claiming that Cheney is going to resign shortly after the midterm elections.  Unfortunately the link is fucked, so I haven’t been able to read the article.  However, I have a few thoughts.

This, if true, is a dumb move.  He should resign before the elections, not after.  Why?  Because undoubtedly Bush would nominate Condi for Veep.  Can you imagine anything better going into the 2006 elections than the appointment of the first black, not to mention the first female, to executive office?  If he’s going to quit, he should do it now, and take one for the team.  If there’s anything that would get the media off Bush’s most recent scandals it’s the resignation of the vice president.

But, like I said, I haven’t read the article.

Posted by Lee on 02/27/06 at 02:26 PM (Discuss this in the forums)

Comments


Posted by on 02/27/06 at 03:31 PM from United States

Do you think Ms. Rice is interested in such a post, Lee?  She has said “no” many times in public.

Posted by Lee on 02/27/06 at 03:34 PM from United States

I think of Condi were offered the post she would accept it, yes.  I think she has a much higher understanding of the calling of office than our president does, unfortunately.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 03:38 PM from United States

and start them whining about Condi as deVeep.  If you think she’s worthwhile, don’t put her in as deVeep.  If you think she’s worthless, make her deVeep. 

If Cheney deVeep stays in, get him hunter safety lessons.  Again, if necessary.

Posted by chrisbg99 on 02/27/06 at 03:38 PM from United States

The sound of a million left-wing heads exploding at the same time would be funny.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 04:04 PM from United States

Lee, this is the key paragraph for me:

The sources said Mr. Cheney would be persuaded to step down as he becomes an increasing political liability to President Bush.

To me, this seems wishful thinking.  If Cheney came to the decision it is best he step aside, he should have the brains and guts to do so with maximum political benefit to the GOP and President Bush.

This makes it seem as if they will wait for the devastating results of mid-term elections, run to Cheney and beg him to step down in order to save the Presidential race in 2008.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 04:51 PM from United States

If there’s anything that would get the media off Bush’s most recent scandals it’s the resignation of the vice president

You kidding? They would smell blood in the water and go after him even harder…

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 04:51 PM from United States

Condi as vp could have a number of benefits.  I can’t say that it would turn back the tide of Christosocialism, but at least without Cheney’s mania about secrecy and ‘restoration’ of executive power, it might be opened up to much needed debate and scrutiny.

The accounts coming even from people who disagree with on foreign policy is that she’s willing to listen and change her mind based on facts.  Having at least one member of this admin with those traits would be most refreshing.

Additionally, the political benefits seem overwhelming.  And, since the benefits seem so clear, it seems pretty unlikely that this admin will do it.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 04:53 PM from United States

You kidding? They would smell blood in the water and go after him even harder…

But the harder they go after him when he does something right, the better he comes out of it.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 04:57 PM from United States

She’s pro choice.  It’ll never happen.  The hard right would go apoplectic.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 05:01 PM from United States

She’s pro choice.  It’ll never happen.  The hard right would go apoplectic.

It gets better by the moment…

Posted by InsipiD on 02/27/06 at 05:04 PM from United States

There are a lot of “no” reasons for this.  The biggest one among them is that Cheney is probably the best public speaker out of the lot.  I would wager that this is speculation on the same lines as Rumsfeld resigning.  The libs love to act like a conservative is so fraught with guilt that they’d quit.  These are the same people who call the Bush administration “the most scandal-ridden” (actually Clinton) and who call Bush “the worst president ever” (plenty of nominees, but I’d say Carter).  Cheney isn’t leaving the administration unless it’s feet-first, something I’ve worried about since the beginning.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 05:22 PM from Canada

"WASHINGTON - Citing broad gaps in U.S. intelligence, the Coast Guard cautioned the Bush administration that it was unable to determine whether a United Arab Emirates-owned company might support terrorist operations, a Senate panel said Monday”
Paper: Coast Guard Has Port Co. Intel Gaps

With possible mistakes like this, the administartion may be dead meat.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 05:24 PM from United States

You do realize that Cheney is the only thing stopping some lone nut DUer from putting a bullet through Bush’s head?

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 05:29 PM from United States

You do realize that Cheney is the only thing stopping some lone nut DUer from putting a bullet through Bush’s head?

Oh come on now, we all know they don’t have icky guns!

Posted by InsipiD on 02/27/06 at 05:45 PM from United States

You do realize that Cheney is the only thing stopping some lone nut DUer from putting a bullet through Bush’s head?
Oh come on now, we all know they don’t have icky guns!

Point well made, but he’s right.  Lefties so detest the idea of “President Cheney” that they would themselves take a bullet for Bush.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 06:51 PM from Australia

Lee, if you don’t change the name of this post within five minutes I will FedEx my keyboard to you, stained with the vomit induced by the mental image the name produced.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 07:13 PM from United States

If there’s anything that would get the media off Bush’s most recent scandals it’s the resignation of the vice president.

Are you kidding?  They’d just add another log to the fire and keep trying to burn him.  Ditto that for the democrats—Bush doesn’t get a break from those two groups no matter what he does.

I predict Cheney stays.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 07:44 PM from United States

Bush at 34%, Cheney at 18% Approval

(CBS) The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.

Wow. That’s close to Nixon territory. Watch the GOP congress start SPRINTING away from Bush and the administration.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 08:26 PM from United States

Here you go. This is the link.

http://www.insightmag.com/Media/MediaManager/cheney3.htm

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 08:26 PM from Canada

No its true.  Its all true, I have it on good authority that Cheney is leaving public office to spend all of his time at the firing range working on his aim.

Posted by West Virginia Rebel on 02/27/06 at 08:47 PM from United States

This smells like BS. Even if Cheney were to offer his resignation, I doubt Bush would take it. Bush is nothing if not loyal. But if it were true, it would be a masterstroke to have Condi take his place.

Posted by West Virginia Rebel on 02/27/06 at 09:16 PM from United States

GADMAN: Sprinting? Not Verizoning?

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 09:24 PM from United States

This story is bullshit. Cheney has no obligation to do anything other to break tie votes in the Senate - and even then he can vote the way other people tell him to. If he wanted to retire, he would do just that - stop working - and behave like Al Gore or Dan Quayle. The damage to Bush’s Presidency has been self-inflicted. The policy of cancelling the building of immigration barriers, announcing an amnesty program, and this port deal are 100% Bush.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 09:54 PM from United States

Did anyone else see Governor Mitt Romney’s (R-Mass) performance on Fox News Sunday? The guy is extremely bright and on his toes in interviews. He handled the very awkward and inflamatory Mormon question like a pro, turning it somehow into a huge asset by quoting Lincoln and Kennedy. I really like his experience as Gov. and running the Utah Winter Olympics. Both those things involve management skills that perhaps Secy of State Rice doesn’t have.

The Secy of State always seems to be into delay, defer, distract, without getting many results.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 09:59 PM from United States

Comment on the CBS poll.  Download the first PDF and go to the bottom of the last page where the break down the respondents…

272 Republicans
409 Democrats
337 Independents

34% - falls right along party lines if you exclude the independents.

Posted by on 02/27/06 at 10:01 PM from United States

Uh-oh, another poll.....someone start the Lee hysteria watch.

Posted by mikeguas on 02/27/06 at 10:48 PM from United States

Uh-oh, another poll.....someone start the Lee hysteria watch.

So seriously, has the media forced Bush and the current GOP controlled Congress to spend a lot more on Medicare and other Socialist programs, puss out on SS reform, make them forget that Bin Laden is still running around making tapes, make them forget about our little border problem?

Even if they were shot down at attempting to solve these issues, I’d be arguing in their favor, but they haven’t done shit. It’s all about doing nothing and hoping it will go away.

As far as Bin Laden, I guess the new plan is to launch our secret weapon: Death by old age. I’m starting to think that ‘say the course’; ‘be patient’ means, ‘Well, he ain’t getting any younger’. Four + years is too long to still excuse why nothing has been done. Kerry wouldn’t get this much time, and neither should Bush. Bush is supposed to be the better man, that means he needs to prove it. Not only for the Bin Laden issue, but everything else as well. It’s not buying into the media that has turned many of us, It’s the obvious results, or lack thereof with Bush and the current GOP.

Posted by InsipiD on 02/28/06 at 05:44 AM from United States

As far as Bin Laden, I guess the new plan is to launch our secret weapon: Death by old age. I’m starting to think that ‘say the course’; ‘be patient’ means, ‘Well, he ain’t getting any younger’.

That’s working splendidly in Cuba.

Posted by on 02/28/06 at 01:59 PM from United States

I do hope Cheney resigns. If at the very least, it’d win me a $50 bet I made with a friend of mine. I said Cheney, having ridden the administration for all it was worth, would retire before the end of 2006. And I like that $50, gentlemen.

Posted by on 02/28/06 at 02:06 PM from United States

Comment on the CBS poll.  Download the first PDF and go to the bottom of the last page where the break down the respondents…

272 Republicans
409 Democrats
337 Independents

34% - falls right along party lines if you exclude the independents.

This is why all these polls are bullshit.

1018 people asked a leading question and this gets extrapolated into the COUNTRY! What a crock of shit, and people eat this shit up.

26.7% Repubs in the fucking sample
40.1% Dems in the fucking sample
33.1% Independents in the fucking sample

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