Monday, November 27, 2006

Will Cheney Follow Rumsfeld Out Of The Bush Administration?

Does Dick Cheney feel like a lame duck?

That was the thought posed by Congressional Quarterly political analyst Craig Crawford. Speaking on MSNBC's Hardball today, Crawford told host Chris Matthews that he wonders if Cheney "stays in this administration for the full term here. I really wonder if Rumsfeld’s leaving is just the beginning."

Crawford's reasoning is that Cheney's "authority is waning, if not gone." With a Democratic-controlled Congress come January, and President Bush appearing to listen to friends of his father -- James Baker, Brent Scowcroft, Robert Gates -- instead of Cheney's neocon friends, the veep has never been more "isolated."

Here's part of the transcript:

MATTHEWS: Why would he leave?

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CRAWFORD: My point is I don’t know why he’d want to stick around.

MATTHEWS: He has assumed an awful lot of authority under this President.

CRAWFORD: I know, and that authority is waning, if not gone. And my point is why would he want to stick around in this environment? He might just choose to leave.

MATTHEWS: Let me check this. I rarely do this on the show. Are you teasing? Are you — do you actually think there’s a reasonable plausible case for this Vice President to give up all the power he enjoys as the President’s first counsel?

CRAWFORD: Not if he doesn’t enjoy it anymore. I mean all I’m seeing is the man getting isolated more and more. This seems to be his most vulnerable position in the entire Bush administration.

6 Comments:

Anonymous whoop4467 said...

I hate to say this because I may give the Repukes a great idea.

If Cheney were to resign, they could then select someone who would be sitting as VP for two years to give them a leg up on other "08 presidental candidates( but could also backfire and hurt badly). This would also make a lot of Americans happy that may equate into repuke votes in "08 ( but not me or my wife for sure!).

My feeling is Cheney does not think about what helps the U.S, loves the power too much, and has an enlarged ego, so I would be very suprised!

Merry Christmas, Happy New year and a safe holiday season to all posters on this blog( even to those I disagree with)!

1:59 AM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

politically speaking, replacing cheney with condi would be brilliant strategy.

it would give her more credibility as a presidential candidate -- a conservative dream come true if it happens -- and would also give the GOP a chance to distance itself from the racist politics it used during the midterm elections, most notably in Tennessee.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Ditto said...

I think if Shotgun-Dick were to resign the impeachment movement would find more steam. He may do it before the Dems start the Iraq Contracts investigations anyway. He has to get back to his office at Halliburton and "clean-up" some papers.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haliburton, Haliburton, Haliburton.

Did Haliburton get any contracts under the Clinton Administration? Probably not or you libs would have remembered that. Right!?!?!?!?

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

you're an idiot, anonymous.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Angelina's Evil Twin said...

Anonymous said...
Haliburton, Haliburton, Haliburton.

SIMPLETON FRINGE CONSERVATIVES can't handle complex ideas like "opinion" or "discussion," huh? We should all BOW DOWN AND OBEY the one viewpoint of Mark Levin or Sean Hannity, or whoever else is spouting EMPTY BUSH SPIN.

PATHETIC, anonymous. PATHETIC.

Last month, I DARED THE MARK LEVIN FANS (minus Trinity) to DEFEND CONSERVATIVE IDEALS, SHOW INDEPENDENT THOUGHT and ARGUE THE MERITS OF THE TOPIC AT HAND, rather than resorting to NAME CALLING, EMPTY SPIN, EMPTY CATCH PRHASES or UTTER BULLSHIT.

Trinity is the only conservative on this message board capable of anything resembling a discussion. All the anonymouses should be ASHAMED for being such SIMPLETONS.

4:23 PM  

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