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To: diamondjoe
I agree!!!!! Cheney was needed for "gravitas" and experience this term, but GW needs to get VP who will be attractive to become Pres. next!! A Rudy or Condi. With Rudy as VP now, and when he runs, he runs with Condi!!

I do not know if GW has the gonads to make a change! He is much, much, much too loyal to people that bring him down, i.e. Tenet!
8 posted on 01/27/2004 5:08:25 PM PST by whadizit
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To: whadizit
People think Bush is a RINO right now? If Rudy or Condi ran for VP the cries of RINO would increase 1000%.
11 posted on 01/27/2004 5:23:18 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: whadizit
We dont need Rudy or Condi, and we dont need the President in 09 to necessarily be the VP in 04 ... Let's quit with this annointing garbage and go for someone new in 08.
15 posted on 01/27/2004 6:52:12 PM PST by WOSG (I don't want the GOP to become a circular firing squad and the Socialist Democrats a majority.)
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To: whadizit
I agree!!!!! Cheney was needed for "gravitas" and experience this term, but GW needs to get VP who will be attractive to become Pres. next!!

That's a good theory unless Jeb wants to run in '08.

I do not know if GW has the gonads to make a change! He is much, much, much too loyal to people that bring him down, i.e. Tenet!

Disagree STRONGLY. Tenet is one of the best directors the CIA has ever had, and far and away the best in the last two or three decades. He has made tremendous strides in turning the agency around after a long string of failed and inept directors, and is highly regarded within the agency (throughout the agency, that is, not just within certain departments of cliches). Firing Tenet would be extremely foolish. It would not only lose us a fine leader and administrator at a crucial time, and gravely effect morale within the intelligence community, it would also send the message that we are back to the (all too recent) bad old days of political scapegoating.

One of the most important things Tenet has done (in addition to beefing up HUMINT and introducing innovative use of computers and creation of new software -- he was also the one who speeded up intro of the Predator I believe) is to turn around the "cover your ass at all cost" mentality that's crippled the agency for decades. Tenet has encouraged operatives and analysts to take risks and push the envelope, and repeatedly proven that he'll stand behind them when they've acted responsibly and in good faith. Now many are asking Bush to repudiate that message by sacking Tenet.

Dumb, dumb and dangerous (IMHO).

17 posted on 01/27/2004 9:20:18 PM PST by Stultis
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