A BLESSING IN DISGUISE - DICK CHENEY
I've been reading on the blogs that Bob Woodward is saying that the Devil's spawn, Vice-President Dick Cheney, seeks to succeed GeeDubya in 2008. Before you go into your "W-T-H" moment, consider that if Cheney throws his hat in the ring, it could be the deliverance from the years-long nightmare that most of us have been waiting for.
"How so?" you may ask. You're also probably wondering if I'm drunk on the GOP Grog, too, but, with the history of substance abuse in my family, I'm strictly tee-total, but I digress. If Cheney runs to succeed the person we are calling the Worst President Ever, it may be a blessing in disguise.
Just like we will see a John Bolton eruption at the U. N. (and it's not "if", but "when") which will blow what little credibility we have left in the global community, Cheney's mug on the ticket should be enough to send people into the streets en masse, to vote for whoever is on the Democratic Ticket, because, well, he's Dick Cheney, the meanest SOB ever to grace the Beltway.
He's badder than Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown (thanks to the late Jim Croce). So what makes Cheney the blessing in disguise for the rest of us?
For starters, you can hang war profiteering around his neck (former CEO of Halliburton); especially if the Iraq war isn't over, and Dubya starts conflicts with other members of the Axis of Evil (I can see Cheney pissing off North Korea as I write this).
You can tag Cheney with all the sliming of honest, ethical individuals who take a stand for what is right and tell the truth, because he's doing it right now. You honestly think Bush is capable of such devious planning and implementation of slime and slander? Please, if you read "Bush on The Couch" by Dr. Justin Frank, you will agree with his assessment that Bush is totally incapable of intelligent thought on a long term basis. That also explains his "gut feeling" impulses versus relying on facts, logic and actually having to perform the labor of reading and comprehension.
Cheney is not a likable person. Most of us would like to think that the President is someone with a personality that actually is likeable. Even Tricky Dick Nixon was likeable, in small doses. That's why GeeDubya was able to get public office - he knows how to schmooze and make people let down their guard to actually LIKE HIM. Can you see Dick Cheney engaging in anything warm and fuzzy, personal, intimate?
I don't know about you, but if the reports that he and Lynne cold-heartedly conceived a child to help him avoid going to Vietnam are to be believed....yeesh, and nix on the warm and fuzzies, please!
Cheney is a lot like John Bolton; it's only a matter of time to wait for their implosion or explosion. My only concern is that they take out the innocent along the way.
So, go ahead, GOP. Put Cheney on the ticket to run. By the time he gets through sliming any other GOP candidate in his attempt to win the GOP nomination, the GOPers who gets in his way will abandon the party in annihilation and those who are left...may vote for anyone other than Cheney. It's like nails on a chalkboard when I turn on the news and hear his voice - thankfully, the Bush Administration PR team learned early in the game to keep Cheney out of sight and hid in that bunker.
If running Cheney for President is what it takes to decimate the GOP stronghold on all three branches of our Government, BRING IT ON, cause Cheney may prove to be the GOP's very own WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.