The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

My Photo
Location: Cleburne, Texas, United States

Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Monday, February 27, 2006

Not Holding My Breath

A conservative website claims that Dick Cheney will resign after the midterm elections. This seems ludicrous to me. First, Cheney would never leave unless the President asked him (and maybe not even then) and Bush is not going to ask him. If there is one thing Bush respects (and no, it's not the Constitution) it's loyalty. Second, it makes no sense politically. If Cheney resigns before November, it looks like desperation. If he resigns after November (especially if, as seems increasingly likely, the GOP does VERY badly), it looks like a sign of weakness. Third, the only reason for Cheney resigning would be to replace him with someone who would then be the Republican front-runner for 2008. But are there any Republican presidential hopefuls dumb enough to climb aboard the sinking ship of the Bush Presidency? Doubtful.



Post a Comment

<< Home