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Cheney kept secret resignation letter
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Posted on 08/24/2011 1:14:11 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Cheney kept secret resignation letter By: Tim Mak August 24, 2011 02:21 PM EDT

Dick Cheney kept a secret resignation letter locked away in a safe in case he were ever to be incapacitated, the former vice president reveals in his new book.

The letter, which Cheney signed in March of 2001, was written because of his health.

“The possibility that I might have a heart attack or a stroke that would be incapacitating… there is no mechanism for getting rid of a vice president who can’t function,” he told NBC in an interview that will air Monday as the book is published.

The letter was locked in a safe at all times — the location was not disclosed in the interview — and known only to a handful of people, including President George W. Bush.

Cheney did the interview as part of the promotion for his upcoming memoir, “In My Time,” which hits the shelvesAug. 30.

“This book is gonna make a lot of people angry,” said NBC interviewer Jamie Gangel.

Cheney responded, “There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington, Jamie.”

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1 posted on 08/24/2011 1:14:14 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
… there is no mechanism for getting rid of a vice president who can’t function

Yeah, all that Biden is good for is his endless entertainment value with his gaffe-a-matic mouth...

2 posted on 08/24/2011 1:16:34 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (Obama's approval ratings: so low that Kenyans now accuse him of being born in the USA)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cheney is a good man.


3 posted on 08/24/2011 1:16:53 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just in time for my Birthday!


4 posted on 08/24/2011 1:17:16 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Sub-Driver
“This book is gonna make a lot of people angry,” said NBC interviewer Jamie Gangel.

Cheney responded, “There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington, Jamie.”

That right there should make it a best seller within hours of being relesaed! lol Looking forward to reading it.

5 posted on 08/24/2011 1:21:12 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: NorCoGOP
… there is no mechanism for getting rid of a vice president who can’t function

 

 
Ohhh, I wouldn't say that. Obama is a fool, sure. But when he sends his VP to Mongolia to wrestle, then I'd say THAT's a pretty good plan.
 
 


6 posted on 08/24/2011 1:21:43 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: NorCoGOP

Biden is the best VP ever. He’s solid entertainment. You can hear the Democrat face palms in DC all the way down here.


7 posted on 08/24/2011 1:21:45 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Jedidah

That’s just the phrase that came to my mind. Good man.

We need one of those for Biden, in case he goes over the edge for good and requires a straitjacket.


8 posted on 08/24/2011 1:22:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington, Jamie.”


Yea ... I called you a punk, punk!

9 posted on 08/24/2011 1:22:17 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

T...there is no mechanism for getting rid of a vice president who can’t function,” Boy hasn’t that become obvious ;)


10 posted on 08/24/2011 1:23:04 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Cheney responded, “There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington, Jamie.”"

That statement right there will give him a huge bump in pre-orders on Amazon tonight...

11 posted on 08/24/2011 1:23:49 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Sub-Driver
Cheney responded, “There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington, Jamie.”

I guess everyone has a right to market their creation.

12 posted on 08/24/2011 1:25:04 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL!


13 posted on 08/24/2011 1:26:08 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: Jedidah

I miss him, too. Bret Baier did a nice interview with homover the weekend.


14 posted on 08/24/2011 1:26:08 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Jedidah

Cheney is a good man. Add to that honorable and responsible.

Given his health, he was thinking of the country over himself.

Not to be found in dc today.


15 posted on 08/24/2011 1:27:28 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Sub-Driver

I always thought Cheney would have made a most excellent President.


16 posted on 08/24/2011 1:28:13 PM PDT by Texan
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To: Sub-Driver

Just because it existed doesn’t make it valid.


17 posted on 08/24/2011 1:29:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SueRae

If you haven’t ever read it you should read Matt Labash (in the Weekly Standard) “Fly Fishing with Dick Cheney”. Was a great piece.


18 posted on 08/24/2011 1:30:35 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: Servant of the Cross

Obama is sooooo rude....Touching everyone is a terrible habit....and very wrong.


19 posted on 08/24/2011 1:30:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Servant of the Cross

That was nicely played
The look on the Honorable cheny’s face towards the vile POS 0dumbo is priceless

of course the letter of resignation was valid.


20 posted on 08/24/2011 1:33:18 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Sub-Driver

I just read the story and some of the comments @ yahoo news, liberal heads are already exploding!


21 posted on 08/24/2011 1:34:00 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Jedidah
Cheney is a good man.

Cheney is a wonderful man as well as an unrivaled VP. I'm still waiting for libtards to fully explain what his once connection to Haliburton had to do with anything. Furthermore, I'm still waiting for anyone to fully explain what Haliburton had to do with anything............

22 posted on 08/24/2011 1:34:38 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Abathar

I cannot wait to read this book. Pre-ordered it for my iPad last week.


23 posted on 08/24/2011 1:35:27 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Just because it existed doesn’t make it valid.

Why not? It would have been a validly signed resignation letter from a VP delivered and (presumably) accepted by the POTUS. It was signed while he was not incapacitated.

24 posted on 08/24/2011 1:35:46 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Sub-Driver
This is why Cheney outshines all other people we have had in office for a long time. Planning ahead with the resignation letter because he didn't want to leave the country in a jam upon his demise is classy and shows his deep concern for the well being of the country.


25 posted on 08/24/2011 1:36:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sacajaweau
This is news? Heck, even Ike drew up a letter in the event the D-Day Landings failed.


26 posted on 08/24/2011 1:38:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sacajaweau
Just because it existed doesn’t make it valid.

I have no idea what you are implying, care to expand on your statement?

27 posted on 08/24/2011 1:39:40 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: SueRae

” interview with homover “

Sue, sometimes typos are amusing!


28 posted on 08/24/2011 1:40:25 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Apparently there is also no mechanism for getting rid of a president who can’t function.


29 posted on 08/24/2011 1:44:18 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Servant of the Cross

I love that photo. It’s like Cheney giving him that look that says “don’t even TRY to fool me, you @#$%^. We BOTH know who and what you are.”


30 posted on 08/24/2011 1:46:09 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

oh good grief!!!!!! I didn’t see that one. I must be typing dyslexic again.

My apologies, Mr. Vice President.


31 posted on 08/24/2011 1:46:29 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

God Bless Dick Cheney!

(and I will be getting this book)


32 posted on 08/24/2011 1:58:40 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: dfwgator

Wonder why he signed it “July 5th.”?


33 posted on 08/24/2011 1:59:49 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Jedidah
'Cheney is a good man....'

Yep, America would be far better off if VICE-PRESIDENT CHENEY had takin JR. out behind the woodshed before he signed the Prescription Drug monstrosity....and 'splained to him why Open Borders was and IS another nutso idea.....You can bet your last dime on at least 2 things; a wise man like Mr Cheney would never have backed a couple of crappy ideas like those two ....

heh... would that it were true that this smart man really WAS Bush's brain.....damn.
34 posted on 08/24/2011 2:06:08 PM PDT by flat
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To: dfwgator

Interesting letter
why was it dated july 05?

it was honorable to take the blame but he didn’t resign

this is not the same as a resignation letter from a VP


35 posted on 08/24/2011 2:07:29 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: flat

Oh, hush.

Cheney is a good man, and Bush is, too. A very good man, and a good President. I wish we had him back.

One of Bush’s best moves was talking Cheney into running with him.


36 posted on 08/24/2011 2:09:30 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: Churchillspirit
Wonder why he signed it “July 5th.”?

According to Ike, it was a simple mistake.

37 posted on 08/24/2011 2:09:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RWGinger

Ike’s letter was written on the eve of the D-Day invasion. You’ll note that it says the invasion failed. The letter was never formalized or submitted

It was written so that, in the event of failure (which did not happen), he would resign.

Just an interesting bit of history.


38 posted on 08/24/2011 2:12:16 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: TheConservativeParty; All
Do you all recall Cheney's acceptance speech at the 2000 GOP convention...he had that great line..used every time he listed the mistakes and excesses of he Clinton administration,,

"Help is on the way!!!"

They were all standing and yelling it wildly along with him. I always thought it was one of the better acceptance speeches in the last several decades.

39 posted on 08/24/2011 2:13:25 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: dfwgator

He did have rather a lot on his mind on June 5th.


40 posted on 08/24/2011 2:13:45 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Yeah, I think I’d give him a pass on that one.


41 posted on 08/24/2011 2:16:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76

Actually, there is.

However, it would involve Biden’s leadership, concurrence of the cabinet, and likely putting Biden into the Oval Office. Insupportable.

From Sect. 4 of the 25th Amendment:

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. . . “


42 posted on 08/24/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: ken5050

Help is on the way again.

I just pre-ordered Mr.Cheney’s book on Amazon.

It’s only about 20 bucks.

My favorite Cheney quote, was when he told Leaky Leahey to go eff himself. LOL!


43 posted on 08/24/2011 3:01:56 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: SueRae

SueRae,
Spell czech is knot yore friend! As I said, sum typos our funie.


44 posted on 08/24/2011 3:09:50 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Jedidah
....Bush.....a good President...'

what was Jr. doin ackin like a liberal?...WHEN RINOS GET INTO THEIR 2ND TERMS THAT'S when they have nothing to lose and have to be watched like hawks....it's right at that time that they pull crap like JR. DID...the prescription drug bill marked the largest expansion of federal spending since medicaid....a complete disaster..it costs billions, trillions..money we never had and still don't.....same way with open borders.... Tell u what JED...you go here

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/resources/video/educational/immigration-world-poverty-and-gumballs-updated-2010.html

u listen as ROY BECK explains to you why Open Borders are another disaster, ....

smart men and women like RUSH n Sean n Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin et al. rail against the above stupiditys every day....i doubt if they're wrong...and you're right....follow the url, educate yourself come back when u have..
45 posted on 08/24/2011 3:23:08 PM PDT by flat
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To: Texas resident; Jedidah
Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears (repeating)

Cheney is a good man. Add to that honorable and responsible. Given his health, he was thinking of the country over himself. Not to be found in dc today.

46 posted on 08/24/2011 3:47:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Sub-Driver

You guys REALLY need to see the comments to this article.

I went to ESU, and I knew a LOT of people in this mindset. The bottom-line is that they want to JAIL conservatives - defeating them is NOT ENOUGH. They just haven’t figured out a way to jail us (or “re-educate through manual labor”, to borrow their terminology) without killing themselves in public opinion. Once they do figure that out, don’t think for a moment that they won’t use that tool against us.

So what does this all mean? It means that these animals have to be DEFEATED and DEFEATED for good. We can NEVER compromise with them...since they want to jail us (per the article) or worse.


47 posted on 08/24/2011 4:52:42 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: ken5050

It was a great speech. On that ticket, I voted more for Cheney than W.


48 posted on 08/24/2011 4:56:36 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: flat

So what will you say if in the book you find out Cheney was for amnesty and for the prescription drug deal and for No Child Left behind?
Cheney was a good man and another good man chose him to be VP

and dont call him JR he wasnt one


49 posted on 08/24/2011 5:06:33 PM PDT by woofie
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To: flat

Sir, you may have good points to make, but —

If you want your posts read, you might want to learn basic grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

Otherwise, what you write just comes off as ignorant and isn’t taken seriously, if anybody even puts the effort into deciphering it.


50 posted on 08/24/2011 5:53:17 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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