Saturday, November 11, 2006

dump Vice President Dick Cheney

* madsen, just for fun:
"According to Washington insiders, there are moves afoot to dump Vice President Dick Cheney and replace him with either John McCain or Rudolph Giuliani prior to the 2008 presidential election. Whoever succeeds Cheney will be able to campaign for the presidency with the perks that come with being an incumbent Vice President.

Since the increasingly-besieged Cheney has signaled he has no intention of voluntarily stepping down, the strategy by the Bush camp may be to force him out by presenting evidence before Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald that it was Cheney who was responsible for the compromise of CIA non-proliferation covert officer Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates cover firm.

Observers note the unusual professional relationship between Fitzgerald and Karl Rove's defense attorney Robert Luskin. Insiders believe that Fitzgerald may be proffered a carefully crafted deal by Luskin whereby Rove will testify to Cheney's primary role in the outing of Mrs. Wilson and her firm. The sealed indictment of Rove will then be retired permanently. If such a deal is worked out, Fitzgerald may then offer a deal to Lewis I. "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former Chief of Staff, to also testify against Cheney. With such double-barreled testimony, President Bush will then be compelled to ask Cheney for his resignation or face a very nasty and public indictment."

8 comments:

rimone said...

According to Washington insiders, there are moves afoot to dump Vice President Dick Cheney and replace him with either John McCain or Rudolph Giuliani

RG? no. no. no. no. no. a thousand million times NO (unless it backfires on his lying hypocritical ass)

Kathleen said...

I used to think that after the midterms, Darth would have a convenient health event and step down, so they could have an incumbent running for office next time. But nowadays, I'm thinking Darth is Dopey's body armour against impeachment. Still, if they have to throw somebody under the bus over Plame, Darth would be the guy because he was the guy. I doubt that the Bush dynastics would want to help another white guy, who might actually win and run again in 2012 too. No, if Darth goes, I'd bet on Condi being the next VEEP because she knows who is her Daddy and is not likely to win, the sooner to run Jebby. They don't like John McCain no matter how much ass he kisses and Rudy is too liberal on social issues.

LeeB said...

OTOH, on one of this morning's punditocracy exhibitions, somebody said no Republican serious about running in 2008 would accept an appointment as VP to replace a banished Darth, because they wouldn't want to pick up any fingerprints from this failed administration. Good point.

So, appointing someone that either does not want to run for prez -- or someone the GOP does not want to nominate -- would still give them an option, although that would leave KGB more vulnerable to removal. Then there is the small detail of obtaining confirmation of their choice in the Senate -- that could be amusing.

Somebody else recently opined that investigations leading to impeachment would not prevent a positive agenda from going forward in Congress. That they can too do more than one thing at a time.

Okay, I agree with that statement. And so far I don't see any lessening of interest in the impeachment idea. I remember Jon Turley and John Dean both saying that (investigations producing clear evidence of 'high crimes and misdemeanors') the Congress has a DUTY to impeach -- like, it ain't optional if we want to preserve the constitution and rule of law.

lukery said...

leeb - im not sure that a Veep needs senate confirmation?

('punditocracy exhibitions' is funny)

rimone said...

LeeB: on one of this morning's punditocracy exhibitions, somebody said no Republican serious about running in 2008 would accept an appointment as VP to replace a banished Darth, because they wouldn't want to pick up any fingerprints from this failed administration.

'they wouldn't wanna pick up any fingerprints from this failed administration?' AFAIC, they're already besmirched and soaking/stinking in the pots of the black (and/or purple-fingered) ink.

LeeB said...

Luke, you drove me to it, I had to go look it up - U.S. Constitution, 25th Amendment, passed in 1967, states:

Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Look at that!! . . . it's funner than I thought!! ;-)

P.S. Thank you kindly . . . "punditocracy exhibition" is my very own invention. Yay, me!

Rimone, you are quite right. They are already "besmirched" . . . the fools are in such denial, however, they are totally clueless. I thought that line was really quite funny when I heard it - can't remember who said it - mebbe Timmeh. Anyhoo, whoever it was, he sounded soooo serious!

Kathleen said...

Oooooh, confirmation by both houses....but I still think Darth us Dopey's bullet proof vest.

lukery said...

LeeB - that's great. i should have looked it up meself. sorry bout that.