Is Condi Rice suddenly in the right place to replace Cheney for Vice President?


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Well Rice as vice president

Well Rice as vice president seems like an improvement I am scared of it. Two words: Peter Principal. It brought you people like George W. Bush. All having Rice as VP would do would give Bush an even higher yes-woman. Cheney is his own darklord. I never lumped cheney in with the Neo-Con true believers. I always put down his Iraq lust as greed. My gut tells me that Cheney's fear of lossing his Iraq investment has kept the bombs from falling on Iran. My verdic is that while Darth Cheney must go, Rice would just be a Bush magnifier, so no there too.

My guess is that if Bush skips Hasert (please!!) He will go with Ted stevens from Alaska. In any case, I expect if Cheney falls (very big F-ing if!!!) The republican establishment will come out of Bush-fear mode and start having nightly talks, pointing out that Bush's legacy might be killing the Republican party unless he lets someone compitent (them) take over. Look for who ever is tapped to be the VP as the establishment's pick for the next Repub President.

And I don't Think Hillary will get the nod. She just doesn't sitwell with too many Democrates I know. I am hoping that General Clarke gets the nod.

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Posted by hoopla (not verified) on 20 October 2005 - 7:46am
She may be appointed as VP,

She may be appointed as VP, and She may run for President but never win, the African American community does not trust her and the Repubs have to many racist to elect her.

Blue's picture
Posted by Blue (not verified) on 20 October 2005 - 10:09am
I just wonder

Her first impression is mostly vague and unknown, except for those of us paying attention to the shenanigans in DC. I have the sense that anything could happen 3 years from now.

Maybe I should have written this in the blog, but I think what's interesting about this scenario is not so much the political horserace math, but the fact that if she won she would change the political landscape forever, not for what she does but by who she is. Suddenly racial minorities and women are worth considering. And in a country where over 200+ years all but one president have been white protestants, I think that in and of itself would be a good thing.

OTOH, "President Rice" sounds a bit scary, too.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 20 October 2005 - 11:11am
Putting here in power to

Putting here in power to change the political landscape sounds sorta like letting the Repubs ban abortion to bring about a true progressive movenment to me. Sounds like a fancy idea on on a think tank opinion paper, but think about how many people would be hurt on the ground level.

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Posted by hoopla (not verified) on 20 October 2005 - 11:17am
I agree

...and I can see how this is like cold-blooded "liberals" who say overturning Roe would be good for the Democrats. I'm not advocating Rice for the position at all. And I doubt the Republicans would be too happy without some good ol' boy racist misogynist greed monkey who could appeal to their better natures.

What I find really sad is that there are precious few politicians at all that I'd back for president with enthusiasm. Too bad life isn't more like The West Wing.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 20 October 2005 - 12:29pm
Race will be a factor

Condi is untouchable.

Any attempt to bring her down will be spun as either racist, or anti-feminist, or both. The conservatives are wise to have made this woman a part of this administration.

With all their message management and the willing microphones poked in their face, should this occur, Condi will sail into VP office, never having atoned for her sins of incompetence.

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Posted by media in trouble (not verified) on 24 October 2005 - 12:13pm
Incompetence is a promotable offense

Mess up and move on up the ranks. At least that's how it works for BushCo.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 24 October 2005 - 1:03pm