Cheney seen retiring after midterm elections

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  1. JGrubbs

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    Vice President Dick Cheney is expected to retire within a year.

    Senior GOP sources envision the retirement of Mr. Cheney in 2007, months after the congressional elections. The sources said Mr. Cheney would be persuaded to step down as he becomes an increasing political liability to President Bush.

    The sources reported a growing rift between the president and vice president as well as their staffs. They cited Mr. Cheney's failure to immediately tell the president of the accidental shooting of the vice president's hunting colleague earlier this month. The White House didn't learn of the incident until 18 hours later.

    Mr. Cheney's next crisis could take place by the end of the year, the sources said. They said the White House was expecting Mr. Cheney to defend himself against charges from his former chief of staff, Lewis Libby, that the vice president ordered him to relay classified information. Such a charge could lead to a congressional investigation and even impeachment proceedings.

    "Nothing will happen until after the congressional elections," a GOP source said. "After that, there will be significant changes in the administration and Cheney will probably be part of that."

    Source: News World Communications
     
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    Not likely.

    But democrats won't like the result if he does.
     
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    I figure you are probably right about the democrats Carpro. I don't think they ever really got over the idea of this administration beating them at their own game of inreasing the size and power of the federal government and spending well beyond even their expectations.

    I doubt anyone tagged a democrat even dreamed of the success the rebuplicans have had in doing that simply by co opting the conservative movement.
     
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    Maybe Ken will get his dream of Condi moving into the VP slot. Then she will be the natural choice to run against Hillary.
     
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    Cheney will retire in January of 2009. That is my prediction.

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    At least Condi's favorite past time can't hurt anyone. I havn't seen anyone yet get hurt from friendly fire from a flying Baby Grand Piano.
     
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    I don't think Cheney will retire. I think this is wishful thinking from many in the party but just wishful thinking.
     
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    My prediction back in 2003 was that Cheney would not finish the full eight years and that Bush would nominate either Condi or Guiliani to be the new VP to get somemone ready to run against Hillary in 2008. I could be wrong, but I wouldn't be shocked if it happened.
     
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    I would put my name in the hat. Unlike a lot of politicians, (Condi excepted of course), I am actually qualified--but I think I might be too conservative.
     
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    At least Condi's favorite past time can't hurt anyone. I havn't seen anyone yet get hurt from friendly fire from a flying Baby Grand Piano. </font>[/QUOTE]You did not play in bands at some of the places I performed back in my younger and dumber days!
     
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    Cheney will retire in January 2009. He has said this himself.

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    I would not vote for Condi. She has done a poor job as SOS.

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    Wow: I really don't see that happening.

    The Vice President has incredible power and influence, and I sincerely doubt he is ready to give that up.

    Are we clear on that timeframe? I have heard several stories with respect to that.

    Regards to you,
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    Two things:
    1. Condi is a bureaucrat.
    2. Too conservative? Nah!!
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    Regards,
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    I predicted this from the beginning because Cheney is not presidential material. I predicted that he would retire/resign just over halfway through his second term, so that a sitting VP could run for SCOTUS.
     
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    I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally want him to retire, but he won't.
     
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    POTUS, not SCOTUS.
     
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    Frankly. I'd rather have Cheney than Rice ready to take over the Presidency in case of mishap. I simply do not see Rice as Presidential at all.
     
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    I would rather have Cheney ready to take over the presidency, but I wouldn't want him as president necessarily from the get-go. In other words, I think he would be a great stand-in should something happen to Bush like it did with Reagan. I don't think that Rice is presidential material, either. I hope McCain isn't in consideration, either.
     
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    Yes he will. He is retiring in January of 2009.

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