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Dick Cheney for President!

Original post made by Ron, Old Palo Alto, on Feb 15, 2010

Dick Cheney has been speaking out a lot more recently then he ever did when he was in office. Clearly Cheney will be the front runner if he runs for President in 2012. Cheney is the anti-Palin and will appeal to the smarter half of the US population.

Unlike Palin, Cheney has real opinions of his own and can articulate them in detail.
Unlike Palin, Cheney will say what he means and not pander to his audience.
Unlike Palin, Cheney will not quit in the middle of his term and abandon his voters to make a buck selling ghost-written books.
As a former congressman, Secretary of Defense, and corporate CEO, Cheney has 1000 times more practical, real world, leadership experience than a failed governorship and "I can see Russia from my house".
Unlike Palin, Cheney does not have to read his speech off the palm of his hand.

50 years from now, Cheney will have a full chapter in the US history books, while Palin will be just a footnote.

Dick Cheney for President! America needs a real man in office, not a cheerleader beauty queen.

Forget it Newt, your century is over.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:25 am

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Ron, are you trying to recover your investment in
I LIKE DICK
[LeBeau]
T-shirts
by overprinting LeBeau with Cheney?
Solly Cholly, it ain't either/or. It is highly likely you'll get both, in one capacity or another, as the dems collapse under the weight of reality. I agree that The Newtster needs to accept emeritus status, since his wife is unlikely to even let him go to the restroom unaccompanied.
50 years from now, the Midwest United States will be grateful for the plentiful supply of natural gas from the Palin gas line. And 50 years from now the slide into Alzheimers will be easiest for those who, today, cannot recognize the difference between a parody and reality.


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Posted by Palin is not the problem
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:30 am



Palin is not the problem,

the people concerned of who will earn a place in history books, or how "articulate" someone is, or think that writing hand notes is a big deal, or that can reduce a former VP candidate and former governor to "beauty queen"

oh yes, absolutely horrifying,











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Posted by Ron
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

Cheney openly blasted Palin on the Sunday morning TV talk shows. I highly doubt that we'll see both of them still in the running 2 years from now. The Republican Party is going to have to muzzle one or the other. The Republicans need to choose between fluff and substance.


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Posted by palin is not the problem
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:40 am



depends on what your definition of substance is




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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Which Bush will Cheney hide behind on this round?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:51 am

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Cheney was an effective VP. As for hiding, one line of silly criticism was that Cheney was the real president.
"The Republican Party is going to have to muzzle one or the other."
Why? How?


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Posted by silly
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 16, 2010 at 5:21 am

Cheney "openly blasted" Palin? I heard the whole thing and heard only civilized suggestions...

I guess "fluff" and "blasting" are both open to definition.

Cheney will never run, and if he does, he won't win. Our country is too racist, age-ist and sexist to elect an old white man to that office for awhile, no matter how qualified.

We have to wind our way through the "ism" silliness we are in the grips of until we can finally, and again, elect the most qualified person without talking about race, age, gender, religion etc...


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

"As for hiding, one line of silly criticism was that Cheney was the real president."

If you think it's a silly criticism then Cheney did his part right. There's a parallel: Charlie McCarthy was much more famous than Edgar Bergen, remember?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

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Those who considered Cheney to have been Bushs' Eminence Gris need to explain the expressed differences between them during and after their term.
Some of us always knew which was the dummy. I still retain that discriminatory ability.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm

"Those who considered Cheney to have been Bushs' Eminence Gris need to explain the expressed differences between them during and after their term."

Part of the act. Bergen and McCarthy verbally sparred all the time. And, like Bush, McCarthy occasionally got uppity.

Anyway, which would you rather have running the country, a Yale grad or a Yale dropout?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm

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A Cal Poly Engineer, a classic pianist/football fan, or an ex governor/bear skinner.
At one time I might have said a MIT Engineer until Peter Tsipsis demonstrated Ivy League rot. Before Ike I would have said a West Point grad, before Carter I might have said An Annapolis grad.


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Posted by Carol Brouillet
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 20, 2010 at 10:34 pm

I can't believe that anyone would vote for Cheney. He should be tried for his crimes. He should have been impeached while he was in office. He should be questioned for the orders he issued prior to the Pentagon attack that Norman Minetta testified about, that were omitted from the official 9/11 Report, which was a cover-up worse than the Warren Report.
His role in the institutionalization of torture and plunging us into "Continuity of Government" (as well as two illegal wars) has probably harmed the United States' reputation and form of government, more than anything any one other person has done in our history as a nation.


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Posted by Admire Carol but completely disagree
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 21, 2010 at 5:33 am

Thankfully, Carol, we live in a democracy where 2 women the same age can completely and utterly disagree, vote accordingly, and resolve their differences through a democratic republic.

I admire your courage and your commitment, but completely, utterly, totally and vehemently disagree with you on almost all your issues. I had hoped we would never have to actually live in the world you dreamed of, but we are at the edge of that world right now with your wing of the Democrat party in full control of our nation..you may have noticed the great results of your terrorism and economics policies....

There are already cries of impeachment for Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Biden, Frank and Dodd for their crimes against this nation in destroying our economy and our security. But hey, I find those silly, too. Impeachment has very specific legal applications, and thus far only 2 Presidents have come close to meeting them.

We will come back from the edge of this cliff, back to the original Constitutional contract between our government and ourselves..and I hope soon. When that happens, we will all have more money and security to continue our endless bickering, otherwise known as our freedom to criticize our government without fear of retribution..in fact, with protection by the very govt we criticize. A rare and beautiful gift in a world filled with tyrants and oppression.




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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm

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The 9/11 report was a cover up, guaranteed by the inclusion of Jamie Gorelick, mother of the policy outlawing sharing of information between the FBI and the CIA.


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Posted by Admire Carol but completely disagree
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Walter, I agree that she tried mightily to cover up, but if you read it, you see ( unless I was just seeing what I wanted to see) "between the lines" and some accidental slip ups whereby the truth managed to sneak out.

I figured there must have been some pretty smart writers, and a Ms. Gorelick who didn't read too carefully, who got through some truth in the midst of the attempted coverups.


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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Ri-ight, you want a guy who's had multiple heart attacks and wears a major pacemaker as president.

Cheney was in hiding during the presidency in part because keeping up a regular series of presidential appearances, negotiations and visits is tiring. So is campaigning for that matter.

I just really wish Republicans would come back to earth some time so we could get some governing done. The refusal to play ball--and do things like allow votes on, oh, noncontroversial job candidates--has been very destructive.


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