Should Potty Mouth Cheney get the Boot?
Today the buzz dominating lunch tables and cocktail parties inside the beltway - where people don't necessarily possess more inside political information, but pretend they do - goes like this: Now that Kerry has picked the sunny, cheerful, dynamic John Edwards, what are the odds that Bush will stick with the dark, dour, stick-in-the-mud Dick Cheney? Will Bush dump Cheney? Should he?
Should he? Absolutely. There is no doubt that Cheney has become an albatross around the president's neck. Most Americans can't think of Cheney without thinking of Halliburton: its no-bid, multibillion-dollar contracts in Iraq, all coordinated with its former CEO in the vice president's office; and its subsequent overbilling and cheating of American taxpayers. In the Bush White House, Cheney's the poster boy for crony capitalism.