Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Cheney's Days Are Numbered

I am going to go out on a limb here, just as I did last year when predicting that Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist would have to be carried out of the Court before he'd let illness force his retirement. On the heels of The Birdshot Incident, I hear the clock starting to tick loudly for Vice President Dick Cheney. The PR, political and ethical fallout over this mess is mounting, and it will be impossible for Dead-Eye Dick to overcome. The office of the vice president has become a joke, and Cheney is no longer able to efficiently perform his duties with any legitimacy. There's a dark cloud hanging over the Dwight
D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

To be sure, President Bush must be downright livid at the way the veep handled the post-shooting damage control process. In fact, it was no process at all. No damage control. Just lots of mystery shrouded in secrecy and with a layer of the all-too-familiar Cheney arrogance thrown in for good measure. The veep has made the prez look like a fool who cannot control his renegade subordinate. And we all know that Bush likes things his way.

Cheney's been on the hot seat for a long while now. He's taken heat over his obsessive pre-9/11 war mongering which led to the Iraq invasion. He's been taking heat over his purported role in the CIA leak case. More recently, he's at the center of new allegations by ex-aide Scooter Libby over his directive to leak classified data about Iraq's WMD to counter the negative press spawned by Joe Wilson's NY Times Op-ed which disproved the Busheviks' weapons claims. The Birdshot Incident will be the last straw, mark my words.

I'm not sure how long it will take Rove & Co. to concoct the perfect out, but Cheney will soon be replaced with someone who will not just divert the heat away from Bush over this matter, but who, more importantly to the GOP as a whole, will also help set the stage for the 2008 presidential election. Can you say Rudy Giuliani?


Anonymous said...

Great. Now we get Condi. I'd rather we had Dick to kick around.


Anonymous said...

Has it seemed to anybody else that Dick isn't so...involved in his job lately? I mean, seriously, where was he before this? I too wouldn't be surprised if he took this as an opportunity to retire.

Anonymous said...

HuffPo has an article that the Swiss Ambassador is Cheney's mistress. Now let's see how the 'family values' rubes act.

Anonymous said...

Dick will leave when they carry him out. Not a second sooner. The Shrub won't be leaving either. We've seen the last Presidential election.

Anonymous said...

It does seem strange to be elevated to the post of Ambassador to Switzerland when one's claim to fame is Texas higher education something or other. And she appears to be single. Two men, two women, no spouses. Hmmm. Maybe Cheney was putting off letting his wife know where he REALLY was. Just more Republican hypocrisy.

Barry Schwartz said...

Yeah, sure, the narcissist Bush will tolerate the narcissist Giuliani. Not likely. What Bush will want is someone like Condoleezza Rice or Harriet Myers who kisses his feet and likes it. He might compromise on that; however Giuliani would be an explosion waiting to go off.

Anonymous said...

By the way... I'd hit it, not after Cheney though.

Anonymous said...

C'mon, now you're getting ridiculous.

Nothing will happen to Cheney, except to rally his supporters even more. In fact, anyone who continues to question what happened will be attacked and slimed.

Nothing will happen to him for telling Libby to out Plame.

Nothing will happen to Cheney for performing unConstitutional domestic spying and for now creating the new law that makes it legal.

Nothing will ever come of Cheney's secret energy task force.

Nothing will ever happen to him for lying about Saddam/Al-Qaeda connections and "knowing" where the WMD's were, and on, and on, and on....

Sorry, but the Fascist takeover is complete. All branches of government, key government agency positions, Secretary of State positions in swing States, control of the money, control of the media, control of the corporations, control of the electronic voting machines, and on, and on, and on....

It will take two generations before enough true Patriots are willing to take to the streets in order to remove these criminals and restore our Constitutional Republic.

Until then, it will get much worse. See you in a caged free speech zone coming to a town near you!