Thursday, July 08, 2004

One Heartbeat Away


President Bush, on a visit to Mr Edwards' home state of North Carolina, was asked by a reporter about the differences between Mr Edwards - "described as charming, engaging, a nimble campaigner, a populist, and even sexy" - and his Vice-President Dick Cheney.

He replied: "Dick Cheney can be president."
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Oh, this burns me up!!! Like John Goodman on West Wing who said that he was "one plate of spare ribs from a massive coronary", I can't think of anyone in worse health to be considered "on call at all times" for the President. There's a decent chance Cheney would pass away during a second term — imagine what would happen if, say, the shock and sorrow of the President chocking on a potato chip swept over him at the same time as the huge onus of the office.
Sounds like must be at least two Dicks in the Executive Branch.

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