Skip to comments.Will a blood clot force Cheney to step down?
Posted on 03/06/2007 8:09:18 PM PST by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
Dick Cheney has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his left leg, leading to speculation he will be forced to resign as U.S. Vice-President.
The 66-year-old has a history of major health problems, including four heart attacks, and has undergone quadruple-bypass surgery.
He is a driving force in both the war in Iraq and the 'war on terror' and his resignation would be a huge loss to George Bush.
The vice-president is the leader of Washington's neo-conservatives and is believed to be a dominant influence on Mr Bush's military and foreign policies.
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She doesn't become Vice President. Bush chooses whomever he wants, and the new VP is subject to Congressional confirmation.
Not sure if you can recess appoint a new VP.
I didn't see any mention of Pelosi in the article. Where did you get that?
Excuse me .. if Cheney has to step down .. PELOSI WILL NOT BE VP ....... WHAT IS WITH YOU PEOPLE .. ARE YOU JUST TOO LAZY TO READ THE CONSTITUTION .. OR WHAT ..??
I'M SICK OF THIS GARBAGE .. PELOSI WILL NOT BE VP!!! GET IT!
The President will APPOINT A REPLACEMENT FOR CHENEY - Pelosi will not be ANYTHING BUT SPEAKER - EVER !!!!
From your lips to God's ear!
Even me al baby nose that come on people
BW appoints, senate confirms, as new VP, a la Gerald Ford, among others. Now the dems could refuse to confirm W's choice, which could lead to some interesting issues.
He ought to noninate jeb that would get pelosis boxers in a bunch
Great tagline, Justa. So that's why pissant wants Thompson to stay in his acting career, he's going to run with Duncan Hunter? :-)
As Cheney is not running for president, replacing him with someone who will run for president is an interesting idea.
House and Senate confirm.
I used to be very proud of the intelligence level on FR.
No of coarse not.
I left them a polite (well, at least non-blue) rebuke. Doubt that the mods left it on their comments page.
1st, Cheney isn't going anywhere...BUT if he were...CONDI! CONDI!!!!!
Pelosi would only become POTUS IF Cheney were to step down and GWB suddenly die before he picked a VP. Unlikely.
I figured we had until Thursday or Friday before the avalanche of "Cheney must resign" sh!t poured forth from the media. Guess I was wrong about when it would start, but I know that the roar for Cheney's resignation will be deafening.
As far as the VP slot went, Bush would have to appoint someone who would need to be confirmed by the Senate, which means the post would go vacant. The Dims would kill any appointment he'd make.
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