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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Prediction

Vice-President Cheney will step down from his second-in-command position, in the year 2006 -- and sooner than later.

That is to say, I'd be surprised if he stays in his vice-presidential position, past July.

Reason?

As everyone can imagine, health-related.

But most people will believe, as with any high-position resignation, of any political stripe, that there are background wranglings and motivations not publicly mentioned.

I've exhibited some Kreskin-like attitudes in the past on Sundries, but whereas that prediction on Oprah is very much in the future, by year's end, you will either be able to see my eggy face, or pat me ethernetly on the back.

6 Comments:

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    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jan 10, 05:40:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Not only is this a quite reasonable prediction, Victoria, I am surprised that Cheney's health has held up as long as it has...he seems like the kind of guy whom you would want in a barfight with you!

    fixed for too many typos, even for me!

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jan 10, 05:41:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Wouldn't it be a perfect opening for Condoleeza Rice to be appointed as Veep? Still, no running-for-election experience, but at least she would've been a heartbeat away from the presidency when she throws her hat in the ring in 2007 for 2008.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Tue Jan 10, 06:51:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Not only is this a quite reasonable prediction, Victoria, I am surprised that Cheney's health has held up as long as it has...

    A gargantuan effort on his and his wife's part (for allowing her hubby to run for the Veepeeship) to stay the course.

    Kudos, but I think as the President's term winds down, and as the public may associate him with a harder-line attitude and business associations which MSM never fail to point out when mentioning his name, that it's best to let him move on to pastures Wyoming.

    2006 is an election year, and there's no reason for him to stay on now. Au contraire.

    he seems like the kind of guy whom you would want in a barfight with you!

    This is why I think the President wanted Cheney with him during the 9/11 Commission questioning. ;)

    fixed for too many typos, even for me!

    Nice. I like my posts "clean" too, with my minimalist eye.

    Having said that, I know Ann and Reader_Iam use the minimalist background on their blogs, but in case you've wondered why I chose the Tic-Tac Green, it's because it's quirky.

    And I am the Queen of Quirk on Sundries. ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 10, 08:29:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Wouldn't it be a perfect opening for Condoleeza Rice to be appointed as Veep?

    I think that's my, yours, and everyone's immediate reaction: it's Condi's for the asking.

    The thing is, will she ask? I don't know.

    Still, no running-for-election experience, but at least she would've been a heartbeat away from the presidency when she throws her hat in the ring in 2007 for 2008.

    She has repeatedly stated, not only to the deeply annoying Tim Russert on Meet the Press, but to a slew of questioners, that she has no intentions on running for any office, in 2008.

    We'll see.

    But the question then remains -- who would take over from Cheney?

    Will it be a Ford-like candidate, a nondescript place-holder or someone who could lead the Reps in 2008?

    How I would love that to be Rudy, if Condi declines...

    Knowing Bush, who doesn't much place his trust outside his circle of associates going on years of acquaintanceship (not a bad thing, IMHO, although it is cronyism if taken to a Harriet Miers degree), it would have to be someone of his inner circle in the White House.

    Too bad Karen Hughes never ran for anything.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 10, 08:34:00 pm GMT-5  

  • This could be an opportunity for the GOP. They could get one person, with what is effectively the advantage of incumbency, who would be the presumptive nominee in 2008 and be able to raise big bucks in 2007, while the Democrats dragged things out and someone came limping out of their primary like John Kerry did last year.

    This could possibly mean that conservative Republicans could control the White House for another decade (and by that time, pretty much own the Supreme Court).

    By Blogger Red Sea Dragon, at Wed Jan 11, 01:07:00 am GMT-5  

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