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calendar   Tuesday - October 18, 2005

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Hold the phone! Rumors are one thing but this is another. I have long suspected President Bush might pull off an end-run on Democrats who are interested in running in 2008 (like The Hildabeast) by letting Cheney step down to let the “successor” step into the VP slot to get an early start. I have also suspected the “successor” would be Condaleeza Rice. It turns out I may have suspected right. If this plays out like the rumors that are flying around DC seem to think it might you will soon hear a great wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Left and from Democrats ....

imageimageWhite House Watch: Cheney Resignation Rumors Fly
WASHINGTON (US NEWS)

Sparked by today’s Washington Post story that suggests Vice President Cheney’s office is involved in the Plame-CIA spy link investigation, government officials and advisers passed around rumors that the vice president might step aside and that President Bush would elevate Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

“It’s certainly an interesting but I still think highly doubtful scenario,” said a Bush insider. “And if that should happen,” added the official, “there will undoubtedly be those who believe the whole thing was orchestrated – another brilliant Machiavellian move by the VP.”

Said another Bush associate of the rumor, “Yes. This is not good.” The rumor spread so fast that some Republicans by late morning were already drawing up reasons why Rice couldn’t get the job or run for president in 2008.

“Isn’t she pro-choice?” asked a key Senate Republican aide. Many White House insiders, however, said the Post story and reports that the investigation was coming to a close had officials instead more focused on who would be dragged into the affair and if top aides would be indicted and forced to resign.

“Folks on the inside and near inside are holding their breath and wondering what’s next,” said a Bush adviser. But, he added, they aren’t focused on the future of the vice president. “Not that, at least not seriously,” he said.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 10/18/2005 at 06:29 PM   
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