Cheney should resign.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
Even though I'm a Republican, I don't think it is in the best interest of our nation to have a Vice President who may kick during a stressful situation. Bush likes to believe he will do what is best for the country, but let's face it, his standard operating procedure when confronted with a problem is denial. He needs a VP who can confront reality and make the best decision under pressure. Cheney cannot handle it, particularly if we get involved in a military conflict.
Reuters reports quote him saying the following upon his release from the hospital this morning...
"Comparing the stress of the indecisive U.S. presidential election to the 1991 Gulf War, when he was secretary of defense, Cheney said he had suffered far more stress nine years ago than now and doubted whether current political strains contributed to his heart attack.
``I have not found this situation to be nearly as stressful as that one,'' he said."
Read between the lines. If his current situation is not nearly as stressful as his last political position, yet it caused him to have a heart attack, what will happen when he gets back into office? I think we all know the answer to that one.
Even if he doesn't croak completely, he is likely to spend a lot of time in the hospital, running up exorbitant medical bills at taxpayer expense. In addition, this guy is taking enough medications to kill a horse. It is well known, especially by Dubya, how we Republicans feel about picking up the tab for prescriptions.
All in all, I'm sorry to say that Cheney would be more of a liability to our country than an asset. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. If he were an honorable man he would resign now. People will respect him a lot more if he resigns while he is still alive rather than waiting until he is dead and having to be replaced.
-- Repub ("just say no" @to. freeloaders), November 24, 2000
Hell, the democrats voted a dead guy into the Senate...why can't we have a not dead yet guy for VP?
-- Not Dead Yet (DontPUtHim@On.The.cart!), November 24, 2000.
(Let's see if I can post this one before anyone else thinks of it. :-)
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Not Dead Yet (DontPUtHim@On.The.cart!),
Perhaps that should be rephrased as "A majority of Missouri voters preferred a dead Democrat to a live Republican." ;-)
-- No Spam Please (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 2000.
Not Dead Yet
Yep NSP, it seems that way. We were just tired of being lectured about our moral failings from the live one [a Pentacostal Minister]. It was also, in part, a response to the hate being spewed by the Republican House Leadership. I know that was one reason I voted for the dead guy this time.
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 24, 2000.
-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), November 24, 2000.
-- cin (email@example.com), November 24, 2000.
Hell, the democrats voted a dead guy into the Senate.
True, but the republicans have Strom Thurmond...
-- me me me me me (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 26, 2000.
ROF! Touche! :-)
-- krittsky (email@example.com), November 26, 2000.