faux news discusses possible cheney resignation

faux news.com has the temerity to discuss why cheney should resign:

there are at least three reasons why cheney might step down before the end of his term in january of 2009:

1) he is 65 years-old and has well-documented health problems

two more after the jump:

(2) while the administration currently is embarrassed over the way he has handled his most recent problem stemming from the shooting incident, the real embarrassment could come if he is called as a witness in the trial of his former chief of staff, i. lewis (scooter) libby jr.

(3) republican leaders may become so worried about holding on to the presidency in 2008 that they will prevail on cheney to resign in order to position a strong candidate for the nomination by making that person the incumbent vice president.

the 25th amendment, adopted after the kennedy assassination left our country without a vice president for more than a year, authorizes the president to nominate a new vice president when there is a vacancy in the office. this amendment has been invoked twice -- when president nixon nominated gerald ford following spiro agnew's resignation, and when president ford nominated nelson rockefeller following ford's elevation to the presidency on nixon's resignation.

so we would posit that this story is not going away, and is evidenced by the fact that the one organ guaranteed to carry water for awol (no, not his kidney), faux news, dares to discuss cheney's resignation, even after his victim apologized for being shot in the face.

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by skippy 2006-02-17 04:40PM | 0 recs
Dubious

They'll have to pry the vice presidency from Cheney's cold, dead hands.

by Hudson 2006-02-17 08:10PM | 0 recs
Possible cheney resignation

This raises a very interesting question skippy. If Cheney does not resign, will he run for President? The general assumption is generally that he will not, which is why so many GOPers are positioning themselves for '08.

How would a Cheney campaign affect the GOP ticket in '08?

Will Cheney be a good soldier and step aside for the good of the party?

Dickie boy has already exercised more power than any V.P. in history. Will Dick be able to avoid the temptation to control the reins of power for another eight years?

by Gary Boatwright 2006-02-18 05:08AM | 0 recs
Re: He should resign.

He should resign, he shot someone, even mistakenly is enough.  If he was in the private sector they wouldn't be so lienate.

by mleflo2 2006-02-18 05:50AM | 0 recs

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