Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Spiro Cheney?

President Ford's hospitalization this week got me thinking about the events that lead to him becoming vice president, and ultimately president.

Did you know that Spiro Agnew, Ford's predecessor as VP, resigned from office under a cloud of suspicion and accusation? There was some speculation (by Agnew) that Nixon leaked the information about Agnew taking bribes when he was governor because Nixon was eager to turn the Watergate spotlight away from himself. That got me thinking...

Wouldn't it be great if the White House totally turned on itself, and like wolves starving in a pit, began to devour each other? It would make great Hollywood. Hell, it would make great history. I envision Bush leaking negative info about Cheney's energy policy and Halliburton connections to divert attention from himself; Cheney leaking negative stuff about Bush's past drug use to save his own neck; and both of them leaking info about Rumsfeld "massaging" pre-war intelligence on Iraq to further divert the public's attention. You know they're thinking about it. And if they aren't thinking about it, then their chiefs-of-staff are just to create some safety net for their own political careers.

Oh, what a glorious day that would be!

If anything, Cheney might resign in disgrace. Hey, if it was good enough for Spiro Agnew, it's good enough for Dick.


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