GOP inner circles are buzzing with the rumor that President Bush is planning to drop Dick Cheney from his re-election ticket and replace him with 9/11 action hero Rudy Giuliani.
As one firmly committed to making sure Bush doesn't get another four years in office, all I can say to this is: Please, Mr. President, say it ain't so!
From his insistence on clinging to long-discredited "evidence" of WMDs in Iraq and links between Saddam and Bin Laden, to his cozy relationship with his warmongering former company, to his also cozy relationship with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Huffington explains why Democrats should hope to have Dick Cheney to kick around in the campaign. And she does so with her usual sense of humor. A couple of my favorite lines...
Paraphrasing Bush League talking heads backpedaling from earlier claims: "Did I say 500 tons of sarin and 25,000 liters of anthrax? I meant 'weapons of mass destruction-related program activities'."
Of the Cheney-Scalia duck-hunting trip in Louisiana: "Why bother with 'justice for all' when you've got hunting buddies who don't give a flying duck about fairness, impartiality, or the public's right to know?"
Of Scalia's claim that his impartiality can't be reasonably questioned: "That ranks right up there with Justin Timberlake's claim that the boob shot seen 'round the world was due to a 'wardrobe malfunction'."