Thursday, February 16, 2006

Happy thoughts

Mr. Vice President, It's Time to Go - New York Times:
"It's time for Dick Cheney to step down — for the sake of the country and for the sake of the Bush administration."
Well, of course, it's no secret that Impolitical would fully support such a development. And it's heartening to see such a prominent voice calling for this move. The weekend incident embodies the worst characteristics of the Bush administration, neatly rolled up into one oh-so-evocative picture. I have had the same feeling since hearing about this, that the worm has turned for Cheney and that all bets are off. But on the other hand, unless he decides to resign, Impolitical doubts that W will ask him to go. This is like a co-presidency and we all know it. So while I will happily say, I'm with you Bob Herbert, unless Mr. Whittington's condition changes, I won't be holding my breath on that resignation any time soon. The only other scenario under which such a development might occur? The White House assesses the fall out, still developing, then teams up with a GOP '08 hopeful and sticks them in the VP slot to take Cheney's position, establish a front-runner and completely shake up the 40% Bush approval dynamic. Whether this week might get that train rolling down the tracks is pure speculation...