Thursday, February 16, 2006
The Future of Cheney, Rice, and the GOP
I can guarantee that the media's latest attempt at smacking down Cheney will once again prove fruitless. For this latest attempt at bringing The Man down, the Beltway media has thrown everything including the kitchen sink into the fight, yet Cheney will not yield to these media mortals. Cheney doesn't cut and run like most D.C. politicians when faced with cameras and insults.
Don't expect anything to happen within the next 4 months, but do keep an eye on the VP seat this summer. Once the hunting saga evaporates Cheney will do what's best for the nation and the GOP. He will step down. Now don't get me wrong. He's one of the best Veeps ever to sit in that office, but he knows all too well that if the Republicans are to maintain their majority in the executive and legislative branches he is going to have to bring someone in who can continue the fight for 2008.
I can only hope that they bring in Condi Rice as the Vice President. She has repeatedly said no to running for President, and I'm sure she'll stick to that promise, yet she's never said no to being the Veep. Vice President Condoleezza Rice... it just doesn't get any better than that.
I assumed that Rudy Giuliani would be the front-runner for the GOP ticket in 2008, and I really hoped that he had Condi in mind for his VP candidate. What better way would there be to pummel what remains of the Democratic Party into submission? I can't imagine a Hillary-'Moderate' ticket coming even close to shutting down a Giuliani-Rice campaign. Just wouldn't happen.
But why wait? Why wait until 2008 to set up this scenario? Do it now, and do it while the Democratic Party continues to fumble for a platform and a base. Not only would Vice President Rice help the GOP in the upcoming 2006 midterm elections, it would give Rice the experience and continuity (not to mention the perks) to roll through 2008 with Giuliani.
Cheney can't step down any time soon, but he needs to do it some time this summer. It must be a time and place of his choosing so as to maintain his stature of invincibility, as well as maintain the political integrity of the Bush administration.
No matter what... it must happen. The future of the GOP depends on a Vice President Rice administration. We need a strong woman in the White House, and there's just no better person for the job. Seriously... who else can destroy the opposition using just their thumb and index finger?
Senator Pelosi... I find your lack of faith in the force disturbing.
posted by El Capitan at 10:46 AM
I can never figure out how she (Condi) keeps from throwing something at the Senators! I had such a hollering fit at the TV the other day when I caught a smidge of the questioning - had to just turn it off to keep from destroying it! They're totally rude & disrespectful!!1:16 PM
She is an amazing role model. I haven't felt so good about a specific person in politics for a long time.9:08 AM
While I agree with both previous comments that doesn't mean I want Condi for President and putting her in as a VP would automatically give Condi the GOP nomination for 2008. Condi carries too many of President Bush's policies or stance on issues for my taste. I haven't been at all impressed with her words on the Palestinians or Israel. Just because she's female and Black won't give her my vote. However, if my choice for the nomination were say Condi or McCain then it's a no brainer. It's Condi for me. But if the choice were Condi or George Allen or Mark Sanford then it's a toss up for me between Allen or Sanford.9:49 AM