Cheney for President?

From Truthout:

A Washington-based lawyer and former political director for the Log Cabin Republicans named Christopher Barron filed papers last week to launch a group called “Draft Cheney 2012.” The group now has a web site where you can sign on to try and convince the former vice president to jump into the presidential fray next time around. “We hope,” reads the banner on the site, “that you will join our effort to convince former Vice President Richard Cheney to run for president of the United States in 2012. No other Republican leader has the stature or experience of Dick Cheney. He alone can lead the Republican coalition to victory in 2012!” There’s also another site, possibly a joke, touting a Palin/Cheney ticket in 2012.

Sure. Why not? After the madness and stupidity of the last ten years, having the political version of Gilligan and the Skipper share a ticket for the highest office in the land makes a demented kind of sense. After all, once you’ve hit the bottom of the barrel, you might as well stay and enjoy the view.

Mr. Barron appears deadly serious about drafting Cheney to run in ’12, despite the fact that the former VP and his four heart attacks publicly stated he will not run. “We know that Dick Cheney doesn’t want to run for president,”  said Barron in a recent interview. “This is about convincing the former vice president that we need him to run. And I think there is only one man who is capable of bringing the entire Republican coalition together and speaking with clarity about the values that have made our party great. And that is Vice President Cheney.”

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4 Comments on "Cheney for President?"

  1. Never gonna happen, dick.

  2. Oh good! Democrats can win by 90 percentage points next time!

  3. Remember when Bush “chose” Cheney to be on the ticket nine, long years ago? In actuality, it was Cheney whose chose Cheney. Poppy Bush charged his former Secretary of Defense with the mission of finding a suitable running mate for his half-witted kid. After a vigorous and detailed “search”, Dick came back with the stats: As it turned out, he was the best person qualified to run with Junior as V.P. candidate. Almost three years ago I imagined the conversation that must have taken place:

    The Dickster: GEORGE! I have found your ideal running mate!

    Dubya: Great! Who is it, Dick?

    The Dickster: You're not gonna believe it – IT'S ME!!!

    Dubya: Whoa! What're the odds!

    I have always believed that it was a perfect illustration of the utter stupidity of Bush and the people around him that they swallowed all of this without batting an eye. And do you remember the term that all of the talking heads and pundits were using to describe Cheney when Bush made this fateful decision? He had “gravitas”, they chimed. Gravitas. The story keeps getting funnier with every passing moment of historical hindsight. Gravitas indeed.

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

  4. GoodDoktorBad | Dec 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    F Dick, what a slimy prick.
    “Mini-Me” grows up….

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