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A GOP Plan to Oust Cheney [good for laughs]
The Washington Post ^ | 7/26/07 | Sally Quinn

Posted on 06/25/2007 9:33:07 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn

The big question right now among Republicans is how to remove Vice President Cheney from office. Even before this week's blockbuster series in The Post, discontent in Republican ranks was rising.

As the reputed architect of the war in Iraq, Cheney is viewed as toxic, and as the administration's leading proponent of an attack on Iran, he is seen as dangerous. As long as he remains vice president, according to this thinking, he has the potential to drag down every member of the party -- including the presidential nominee -- in next year's elections.

Removing a sitting vice president is not easy, but this may be the moment. I remember Barry Goldwater sitting in my parents' living room in 1973, in the last days of Watergate, debating whether to lead a group of senior Republicans to the White House to tell President Nixon he had to go.

(snip)

Today, another group of party elders, led by Sen. John Warner of Virginia, could well do the same. They could act out of concern for our country's plummeting reputation throughout the world, particularly in the Middle East.

For such a plan to work, however, they would need a ready replacement. Until recently, there hasn't been an acceptable alternative to Cheney -- nor has there been a persuasive argument to convince President Bush to make a change. Now there is.

(snip)

That leaves Fred Thompson. Everybody loves Fred.

(snip)

He could be just the partner to bring out Bush's better nature -- or at least be a sensible voice of reason. I could easily imagine him telling the president, "For God's sake, do not push that button!" -- a command I have a hard time hearing Cheney give.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cheney; fredthompson; sallyquinn; vpotus
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I think this column must have been the winner of a creative writing contest.

The writer fantasizes a world in the Republicans are so stupid as to dump the sitting Vice President because the liberal moonbats believe he is the dark lord of the underworld.

Then the Republicans take their most promising presidential candidate, Fred Thompson, and make him Vice President, thereby tying the unpopular Bush around his neck like an albatross.

As I say, good for some laughs.

1 posted on 06/25/2007 9:33:09 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I’ve reached the point where I would almost welcome the impeachment of President Bush. Perhaps shamnesty would not be such a high priority if he is fighting impeachment.


2 posted on 06/25/2007 9:35:09 PM PDT by Ingtar (...right wing conservatives are growing tired of crawling on bloody stumps looking for scraps - JRob)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Were gonna oust that lame duck after 7 yrs and 9 months! Yeah! That will learn em!

What pisses me off about this kind of thing is that its pointless and it cost copious amounts of taxpayer money to persue and generally results in the country feeling a malaise.

Sally Quinn is a vindictive fool.

Dick Cheney has served this country well for over 30 years. whats the point of attacking him in the final stage of his career? The VP hold no real power persay. He set no policy decisions as VP.


3 posted on 06/25/2007 9:42:21 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
As the reputed architect of the war in Iraq, Cheney is viewed as toxic, and as the administration's leading proponent of an attack on Iran, he is seen as dangerous.

If Cheney could come up with a bionic heart, he would be my number one choice for president.

I'm mad at Bush for his weakness on border security, and for his many other efforts to find common-cause with the Democrats. I'm not mad at him for taking the fight to the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm sure Iran prays every day to the great stone that Cheney will slip and fall in the shower before he gets around to them.

On that score, Iran and Bin Ladin and Reid and Pelosi and Sally Quinn are in complete agreement.

Quinn is whistling past the graveyard. Cheney running for president would be her worst nightmare, and I would give a lot to make it so.

Next best will be a Hunter/Thompson presidency. I can't wait.

4 posted on 06/25/2007 9:44:52 PM PDT by marron
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To: Ingtar

Dick Cheney would be a much better president than Bush.

Cheney is rock steady, and one of the most brilliant
men in Washington. He’s a national treasure.

Of course, the moonbats want to impeach both Bush AND
Cheney. That would make Nancy Pelosi president (God
forbid).

The only upside to that scenario would be the resulting
cat fight between Pelosi and Hillary for the oval office.


5 posted on 06/25/2007 9:44:57 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Forget the fence....Build a wall from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

add some spittle and a strap on and this could well be Chris Matthews yappin. Two true fools in a pod.

I bet Sally’s strap on is bigger than Chris’ strap on
anyway.


6 posted on 06/25/2007 9:47:21 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Ingtar
I would almost welcome the impeachment of President Bush

You have the same mind as Dennis Kucinich. True, he's a flake...but many FR posters are becoming just as flaky.

7 posted on 06/25/2007 9:48:20 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

“Sally, Put down the crack pipe and step back from the reporters journel...”


8 posted on 06/25/2007 9:49:41 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
Sally Quinn...isn't she the wife of the Wash Post editor Ben Bradley who got his fame thru Watergate?

And isn't she the one who was all mad because Pres. Bush's White House wasn't engaging as active in social life in DC as Clinton's?

Sheesh. Flakes all around us tonite.

9 posted on 06/25/2007 9:50:31 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
OMG She is a nut! L0L

As the reputed architect of the war in Iraq, Cheney is viewed as toxic, and as the administration's leading proponent of an attack on Iran, he is seen as dangerous. As long as he remains vice president, according to this thinking, he has the potential to drag down every member of the party -- including the presidential nominee -- in next year's elections.

10 posted on 06/25/2007 9:50:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Gosh I wish I had spent 500K (or whatever the tution is) for a degree at Columbia so I could make shit up for money


11 posted on 06/25/2007 9:52:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I think Cheney has served his country well. I wouldn’t go duck hunting with the guy though !!!


12 posted on 06/25/2007 9:54:00 PM PDT by Obie Wan (If)
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Then I could afford “spellcheck”


13 posted on 06/25/2007 9:56:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Duncan Hunter for President!


14 posted on 06/25/2007 10:00:59 PM PDT by familyop (Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
Fred Thompson for Vice President!


15 posted on 06/25/2007 10:02:01 PM PDT by familyop (Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

It’s been the DUmmie fear fantasy for ages that first Cheney would either resing or otherwise be removed and then President Bush will step down to avoid impeachment and whoever replaced them would have incombant status, and blah, blah, blah BFEE strikes again. So now a DUmmie who works for the Post is trying to get the ball rolling, I guess.


16 posted on 06/25/2007 10:07:53 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
Psyops.

The only thing stopping the Democrats from impeaching Bush is that Cheney would become President. They're trying to convince the Republicans to oust Cheney for them, and then they will go after Bush. Even if Bush nominates a replacement, the Democrat-controlled Senate could hold up the confirmation long enough to oust Bush and install Nancy Pelosi as President.

How's that for moonbat theorizing?

-PJ

17 posted on 06/25/2007 10:10:06 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: familyop

wishful thinking and attempt to give advice that will hurt Republicans


18 posted on 06/25/2007 10:16:44 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: marron

“Next best will be a Hunter/Thompson presidency.”

What a spectacular ticket! Talk about fear and loathing on the campaign trail!

The Moonbats might vote for it if they don’t realize the Scion of the Woody Creek Tavern is dead!


19 posted on 06/25/2007 10:19:23 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (...."We're the govt, and we're here to hurt."....)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
The big question right now among Republicans is how to remove Vice President Cheney from office. Even before this week's blockbuster series in The Post, discontent in Republican ranks was rising.

... yawn ... The big question is immigration... the little question is why are the liberals so clueless about what Republicans think yet so bold in declaring what we think.

20 posted on 06/25/2007 10:20:06 PM PDT by WOSG (Stop Z-visa amnesty!! Call the Senators, tell them to vote "NO": 202-224-3121, 1-866-340-9281)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Cheney must be alright. Look at all the frothing from the leftists. C’mon, that right there is enought to keep VP Cheney around.


21 posted on 06/25/2007 10:20:13 PM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
In the words of Dan Cook, this doesn’t even make good nonsense.

The Dems would have better luck sending the Vice-President bacon, butter and lard.

22 posted on 06/25/2007 10:25:53 PM PDT by decal (Sign over DNC headquarters: Please Check Common Sense And Morals At The Door)
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To: jellybean; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; pitbully; granite; ...
Ping to a TOTALLY bizarre article!!

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23 posted on 06/25/2007 10:26:05 PM PDT by Politicalmom ("Mom, I'll be old enough to vote for Fred when he runs for his second term." -My Son. (I'm proud))
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To: Ingtar

You had better be a whole lot more worried about the white Muslim population in your own town.


24 posted on 06/25/2007 10:34:01 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

this woman is a bimbo.
her piece is a bimbo eruption.
just gas.


25 posted on 06/25/2007 10:42:34 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Where is the “Com-Post”’s fairness act???


26 posted on 06/25/2007 10:44:10 PM PDT by danamco (Now, I would LOVE to hear your solution as to how to remove 12 to 30 million people from this countr)
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To: Ingtar

Another brilliant post on FR. Are you a democrat?

Sure impeach the man. That will solve all your problems.
Has your urge to lambast Bush paled and you need new high since nobody pays any attention anymore to the bash Bush postings.

The answer? Of course, join the democrat side and destroy the presidency. Impeach - yeah - just what FR has always stood for - impeaching a GOP president in the last year of his presidency. Great PR, makes the voters just want to put a GOP in office - em.....sure it does.

Just bring in a new guy for a year and let him stew around with the office of President of the United States. And of course he will be able to handle the media, the liberals, the majority of democrats, the war, immigration, social security, and on and on.

Oh, I forgot, it would take a year to get the impeachment handled wouldn’t it? Yeah, that will tie the democrats up and prevent them doing anything - of course they would really reap a bonanza of pr from that move. I can hear them now.

We must clean house, we are starting right now to do that with impeachment and then we will put a democrat in there. You have had the GOP running all parts of government - we must never let that happen again.

Give me a break. How old are you?


27 posted on 06/25/2007 10:47:40 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: mylife

Yeah, I’d like to hear the names of all these Republicans questioning how to remove Vice President Cheney from office. This is just a wet dream of Quinn and her chattering class pals.


28 posted on 06/25/2007 10:51:22 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY

Must need something to fire up the mind-ruined druggie liberals.


29 posted on 06/25/2007 10:52:41 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

This article is ridiculous.

First of all how many times have we heard during the past 6 or so years that Cheney’s dpearture was imminent and that Bush was planning on dumping him?

Secondly, dumping Cheney would drop Bush’s approval ratings into the teens.

Third, imagine how rigorous a VP confirmation process would be. Not only would you have to put up with the Senate characters, but the radicals in the House.

All with just under 2 years left? Makes no sense.


30 posted on 06/25/2007 11:15:22 PM PDT by NorthEastRepublican
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Someone beam Sally up - her comet is waiting.


31 posted on 06/25/2007 11:35:17 PM PDT by RippleFire ("It's a joke, son!")
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn; Politicalmom

Many thanks to the poster and to the pinger of this nonsense. I can go to bed laughing at the absurdity of Ms.
Quinn’s little middle school article.


32 posted on 06/25/2007 11:40:15 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (With an F, and an R, and an E, and a D, and an F-R-E-D...FRED!!!!!!!!)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I love Dick [Darth] Cheney. He makes little puddles of pee appear by moonbats’ little talons—er—feet.

If ONLY they could get rid of him, if only...why, they could RULE THE WORLD! Muawahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


33 posted on 06/25/2007 11:52:17 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: marron
Next best will be a Hunter/Thompson presidency.

Or, Hunter Thompson for sheriff....


34 posted on 06/26/2007 12:10:57 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Political Junkie Too
Even if Bush nominates a replacement, the Democrat-controlled Senate could hold up the confirmation

While your main point is correct, the procedure you mentioned is not, according to the 25th amendment to the Constitution:
AMENDMENT XXV
Section 2.
Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

35 posted on 06/26/2007 12:49:41 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (A person who does not want the best for America)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
"laughs"

Remember when all the lib media "geniuses" were predicting the ouster of Condi Rich a few years back? They were falling all over themselves analyzing her downfall and how the Republicans were going to handle it. Supposedly she was going to take the blame for not finding Hussein's storehouses of wmds. Obviously it never happened. As the Cheney ouster won't happen.

36 posted on 06/26/2007 2:05:26 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Cheney can’t drag down the party and ensure a Dem win next year. Bush has a lock on that job.


37 posted on 06/26/2007 3:29:31 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

The Left has just gone totally bonkers over Cheney flexing his muscles on this separation of powers issue. It’s pretty hilarious.


38 posted on 06/26/2007 3:31:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

How about we oust Bush and make Cheney President. THAT would make much more sense. Then perhaps we could bring Thompson in as VP, set him up for the Presidency! That’s a fantasy I could live with!!


39 posted on 06/26/2007 3:58:27 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: advertising guy
"I bet Sally’s strap on is bigger than Chris’ strap on anyway"

May be. This could explain why Ben Bradlee looks so worn out these days.

40 posted on 06/26/2007 4:14:38 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Politicalmom

Sally needs a vacation.


41 posted on 06/26/2007 4:40:34 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: NoGrayZone

It would make much more sense, and I think that’s what the Sally Quinn types are really afraid of.


42 posted on 06/26/2007 4:46:16 AM PDT by golas1964 (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
this week's blockbuster series in The Post

Nothing like a little self-aggrandizement to start off a fantasy column.

43 posted on 06/26/2007 4:52:15 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Government is too important to leave up to the government" - Fred Dalton Thompson)
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To: NorthEastRepublican
imagine how rigorous a VP confirmation process would be. Not only would you have to put up with the Senate characters, but the radicals in the House

The House would have no part in it -- it's a Senate confirmation only.

44 posted on 06/26/2007 4:54:44 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Government is too important to leave up to the government" - Fred Dalton Thompson)
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To: kevkrom

Scratch my #44... how did I ever get that wrong idea?


45 posted on 06/26/2007 4:55:37 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Government is too important to leave up to the government" - Fred Dalton Thompson)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
Removing a sitting vice president is not easy, but this may be the moment.

Written for consumption of the DU, MoveOn and Kos crowd.

46 posted on 06/26/2007 4:58:39 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD --- VOTE FOR FRED!!.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Oust Cheney???

I was hoping that George W. would resign (or maybe get impeached due to his insane support for illegal immigration) and Cheney would be elevated to PRESIDENT!!!

Somehow, I cannot see Cheney doing all these IDIOTIC things George W has been doing these past three years.

Anyone else concur??


47 posted on 06/26/2007 4:59:59 AM PDT by Edit35
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

The ONLY place Mr. Cheney is going is...fishing! In about 18 months. For the rest of his life, LOL! God Bless Him. :)


48 posted on 06/26/2007 5:00:22 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: advertising guy

Yep, this sounds like political porn.

Maybe the WP is bored.


49 posted on 06/26/2007 5:06:28 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Sam Cheney’62!


50 posted on 06/26/2007 5:09:32 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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