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Cheney to Resign after Midterms?

Insight Magazine reports that Dick Cheney will likely step down following the mid-term elections as he becomes "an increasing political liability" to the administration. Of course, it’s hard to say whether reports like this are to be taken seriously, but it does sound plausible. Perhaps more interesting than the resignation would be the appointment of a replacement. Would Bush attempt to play king-maker and name one of the candidates hoping to succeed him, or name someone widely respected but certain not to seek the 2008 nomination? (via Drudge)

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People have been saying to replace Cheney ever since he was first chosen.

This is just more of the same.

You would have thought that, by now, people would understand that Cheney is not going anywhere.

1969 - joined the Nixon Administration, serving in a number of positions at the Cost of Living Council, at the Office of Economic Opportunity, and within the White House.

1974 - he served on Ford’s transitional team and then later as Deputy Assistant to the President.
1975 - Assistant to the President and White House Chief of Staff, which he held throughout the rest of Ford’s presidency.
1977 - elected to House of Representatives for Wyoming. He was re-elected 5 times.
1981-1987 - elected by his colleagues as Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.
1987 - elected Chairman of the House of Republican Conference
1988 - elected House Minority Whip
1989-1993 - Secretary of Defense, directed Operation Just Cause in Panama and Desert Storm in the Middle East.
1991 - awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Then again, I suppose his experience is just more liabilities, huh?

Luckily, though, we have a President who doesn’t stick his finger up to see which way the wind blows.

Don’t do it, George. Unless Cheney is guilty of something serious, it’s a bad idea any way you look at it.

The NIE was declassified, with redactions of course, in July of 2003.

Luckily, though, we have a President who doesn’t stick his finger up to see which way the wind blows.


Well thats, true. But when WILL he get his head out of his .. (censored by the office of public morality).

I’m glad our president doesn’t stick his finger up to see which way the wind is blowing (something Clinton was [in]famous for doing). When a few soldiers were killed in Somalia, Clinton pulled out convincing Bin Laden he could defeat America. Anyway...

Regarding Cheney, I don’t know enough to make a prediction whether he will step down or not, but if he was to step down that would leave a slot open for a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2008.

And what’s the "we" stuff, Brian, I thought you were European?

And what’s the "we" stuff, Brian, I thought you were European?

Steady on there fella, just a quote. I’m Orish barn andh bred.

I’m having trouble understanding how Cheney could be a "political liability" after the next (that is, 2006) election. The Bush-Cheney administration will be in its last two years: Bush is ineligible for another term, and Cheney has said he has no plans to run for president. What am I missing?

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