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Will a blood clot force Cheney to step down?
This Is London ^ | 3-6-2007 | an idiot in London

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thisislondon.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: bush; bushpelosi; duncanhunter; pelosi
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While this article is nuts, I could not help but chuckle at the idea of Nancy Peolsi having to follow the orders given by GW. As Vice President, she would have to do what the President says.
1 posted on 03/06/2007 8:09:21 PM PST by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

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.


2 posted on 03/06/2007 8:12:31 PM PST by zendari
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

I didn't see any mention of Pelosi in the article. Where did you get that?


3 posted on 03/06/2007 8:12:52 PM PST by saganite
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing; snugs; ohioWfan
He looked fine to me today...allbeit disgusted after the weekly republican luncheon. But who could blame him for that.

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4 posted on 03/06/2007 8:13:19 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08, NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing; All

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 !!!!


5 posted on 03/06/2007 8:13:49 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

As if!


6 posted on 03/06/2007 8:14:04 PM PST by doc1019 (Fred Thompson 08)
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To: CyberAnt

From your lips to God's ear!


7 posted on 03/06/2007 8:15:04 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08, NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: CyberAnt

Even me al baby nose that come on people


8 posted on 03/06/2007 8:15:09 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

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.


9 posted on 03/06/2007 8:15:34 PM PST by uscabjd ( a)
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To: uscabjd

He ought to noninate jeb that would get pelosis boxers in a bunch


10 posted on 03/06/2007 8:17:23 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing
Pelosi only becomes POTUS if both Bush and Cheney were incapacitated.

25th amendment says the president's VP nominee will be confirmed by both houses in a simple up/down majority vote.
11 posted on 03/06/2007 8:17:57 PM PST by DalcoTX
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To: Just A Nobody; pissant

Great tagline, Justa. So that's why pissant wants Thompson to stay in his acting career, he's going to run with Duncan Hunter? :-)


12 posted on 03/06/2007 8:18:21 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

As Cheney is not running for president, replacing him with someone who will run for president is an interesting idea.


13 posted on 03/06/2007 8:18:42 PM PST by TheDon (The DemocRAT party is the party of TREASON! Overthrow the terrorist's congress!)
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To: uscabjd

House and Senate confirm.


14 posted on 03/06/2007 8:19:03 PM PST by DalcoTX
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To: CyberAnt
I'M SICK OF THIS GARBAGE

I used to be very proud of the intelligence level on FR.

15 posted on 03/06/2007 8:19:31 PM PST by staytrue
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

No of coarse not.


16 posted on 03/06/2007 8:19:50 PM PST by therut
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

I left them a polite (well, at least non-blue) rebuke. Doubt that the mods left it on their comments page.


17 posted on 03/06/2007 8:20:56 PM PST by Al Simmons (I support the 2nd Amendment - always have and always will!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: TheDon

1st, Cheney isn't going anywhere...BUT if he were...CONDI! CONDI!!!!!


18 posted on 03/06/2007 8:21:21 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

Pelosi would only become POTUS IF Cheney were to step down and GWB suddenly die before he picked a VP. Unlikely.


19 posted on 03/06/2007 8:21:40 PM PST by blade_tenner
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

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.


20 posted on 03/06/2007 8:22:34 PM PST by CFC__VRWC (Go Gators! NCAA Football and Basketball Champions!)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

I hope Cheney will not step down, not at this juncture, anyway.


21 posted on 03/06/2007 8:23:03 PM PST by baubau (BOYCOTT Bank of America for Issuing Credit Cards to 3rd World Illegal Aliens.)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

Of course not. They can use TPA to quickly dissolve the clot, and he can stay on anticoagulant medicine. He's actually lucky that his clot wasn't serious. Many are killed by blood clots. Vice President Cheney should be just fine.


22 posted on 03/06/2007 8:24:01 PM PST by mysterio
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To: zendari

Condi would make a good VP and the Senate would easily confirm her.


23 posted on 03/06/2007 8:25:24 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! If you are military please sign at: http://appealforcourage.org)
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To: al baby

"Even me al baby nose that come on people"

Uh......Al............that could be construed the wrong way ......

R O T F L M A O


24 posted on 03/06/2007 8:25:33 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Misery loves miserable company.......ask any liberal. Hunter in 08!)
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To: zendari
Recess appoint a new VP

That cant happen
25 posted on 03/06/2007 8:26:04 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: zendari

No, a new VEEP has to be passed on by Congress. But you're right about Pelosi NOT being the VEEP, is Cheney has to step down, which he most probably won't be.


26 posted on 03/06/2007 8:28:08 PM PST by nopardons
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To: uscabjd
BW appoints, senate confirms,

Brian Wilson? This is one strange post.

27 posted on 03/06/2007 8:28:42 PM PST by chesty_puller (USMC 70-73 3MAF VN 70-71 US Army 75-79 3d Inf Old Guard)
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To: DalcoTX

Is it in the Consitution that the senate must confirm? I don't get that really, the President gets to pick who runs with him without 'approval' why would a appointment for vacany in the VP slot be any different???


28 posted on 03/06/2007 8:28:56 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091
25th Amendment. Think about it. The Senate has to approve all of the president's treaties. The Senate confirms his cabinet appointments. And both houses confirm a VP replacement.
29 posted on 03/06/2007 8:30:37 PM PST by DalcoTX
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To: CyberAnt
Sadly, far too few posters here, now, know even the most basic thing about politics or government and it keeps getting worse.

Like you, I too am fed up with the sudden plethora of really ignorant posts.

30 posted on 03/06/2007 8:31:28 PM PST by nopardons
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To: al baby

Bolton.

Fred Thompson.

Laura Bush.

Speculating can be fun sometimes.


31 posted on 03/06/2007 8:31:40 PM PST by Ingtar (...right wing conservatives are growing tired of crawling on bloody stumps looking for scraps - JRob)
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To: Jewels1091

Naaa, Fred Thompson. But Bush wouldn't and Fred probably wouldn't...sigh...


32 posted on 03/06/2007 8:31:51 PM PST by RockinRight (My wish for Islam - The Glass Parking Lot Formerly Known As The Middle East.)
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To: al baby
Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!

That's against the law!

33 posted on 03/06/2007 8:32:55 PM PST by nopardons
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To: chesty_puller

GWB - but you knew that.


34 posted on 03/06/2007 8:33:04 PM PST by uscabjd ( a)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

I would think not but what about the dem senator I think in SD that is unable to serve one day since his election due to a brain illness


35 posted on 03/06/2007 8:33:34 PM PST by Gone_Postal (Communism works only in Heaven, where they don’t need it, and in Hell, where they’ve already got it.)
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To: staytrue

So were we all; but that was long ago; sadly.


36 posted on 03/06/2007 8:34:41 PM PST by nopardons
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To: DalcoTX

I had thought a VP appointment only needed Senate approval. I was too young to pay attention when Richard Nixon appointed Gerald Ford. Thanks for the info. It still won't matter, though - the democrats would kill any nomination that Bush made. Their hatred for him and their lust for power is so overwhelming that they would gladly leave the VP slot vacant for almost two years in a time of war in order to deny George Bush any kind of victory.


37 posted on 03/06/2007 8:36:50 PM PST by CFC__VRWC (Go Gators! NCAA Football and Basketball Champions!)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

Blood clots wear Dick Cheney jammies.


38 posted on 03/06/2007 8:37:26 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: uscabjd; thiscouldbemoreconfusing
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.

The article is nonsense, of course, but since we're playing the speculation game, if Cheney should decide to resign, he should pull a Sandra Day O'Connor stunt and make his resignation effective only upon the confirmation of his successor. Now THAT would be "interesting". /grin

39 posted on 03/06/2007 8:38:39 PM PST by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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To: CyberAnt

Amazing....


40 posted on 03/06/2007 8:38:44 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing
Well, why not. It would nicely round off the week if Cheney resigned. Ann Coulter shot herself in the foot, and most Freepers seem to think that it demonstrated her great marksmanship. Scooter Libby was convicted on four counts out of five, which will feed the very undead dinosaur media for months, and Bush "respects the verdict." Glad to hear it, Mr. President. CPAC proved that there is still no Republican presidential candidate for '08 that unites the base, and given the accelerated primary schedule, there is precious little time for one to appear. The Republican leadership seems utterly clueless about why they lost the last election, and seem ready to settle in for another long comfortable run in the minority.

Yes, sure, let Cheney resign, bring it on.

41 posted on 03/06/2007 8:39:48 PM PST by TChad
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To: mysterio

I'm certain the clot is a result of all the flying he did last week. Very common syndrome, even among people who do not have a history of coronary artery disease,


42 posted on 03/06/2007 8:40:45 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Ingtar

Hillary?


43 posted on 03/06/2007 8:41:48 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: CFC__VRWC
It is a little scary in this environment that you would need a majority in both houses if a vacancy occurred. You wanna talk a bout a coup d'état...
44 posted on 03/06/2007 8:42:31 PM PST by DalcoTX
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To: nopardons; All

Well .. listen up everybody .. here's the REAL SCOOP:

Does anybody else recall .. during Nixon's first term, Spiro Agnew was removed from office - AND NIXON APPOINTED A REPLACEMENT. The Speaker of the House DID NOT TAKE THE V.P. POSITION.

THE CONSTITUTION SAYS in Amendment XXV, Section 2: "Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President SHALL NOMINATE A VICE PRESDIDENT WHO SHALL TAKE OFFICE upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress." That was ratified February 10, 1967.

While the democrats may be fooling themselves into believing they will be able to stop everybody the President nominates .. the President still has the power of the recess appointment .. and since he's used it before .. and the remainder of his term is so short .. why not do it again ..?? Even if the VP's recess appt would be over before Bush left office .. a few months wouldn't necessarily make that big a difference. The President can function without a VP - if he chooses.

THE ONLY WAY PELOSI CAN TAKE OFFICE IS IF BOTH BUSH AND CHENEY ARE REMOVED - AT THE SAME TIME. That is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN - no matter how much the left wishes it would happen or tries to make it happen.


45 posted on 03/06/2007 8:43:41 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: staytrue; CyberAnt
I'M SICK OF THIS GARBAGE

I used to be very proud of the intelligence level on FR.

How do you think JimRob must feel?

Unfortunately, from my experience, dating back through Prodigy and Compuserve, this pattern seems to be typical of the "life-cycles" of online discussion sites.

46 posted on 03/06/2007 8:45:14 PM PST by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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To: tarheelswamprat
I hope you are not referring to me
48 posted on 03/06/2007 8:46:04 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Yes .. the amazing brilliance of our Godly founding fathers.


49 posted on 03/06/2007 8:46:13 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: al baby
Hillary?

Excuse me?
50 posted on 03/06/2007 8:48:57 PM PST by Ingtar (...right wing conservatives are growing tired of crawling on bloody stumps looking for scraps - JRob)
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