Wednesday, February 11, 2004


Is Cheney a liability to Bush? Dana Milbank of the Washington Post thinks there might be reason for concern:

The word around town is the vice president, once revered as the regent behind the throne of George W. Bush, is becoming something of a liability for his boss. The chattering class is speculating about whether Cheney will be dumped from the ticket in '04, and who should replace him.

Of course, there is very little chance of that happening, assuming Cheney's health remains stable. Bush has committed to having him on the ticket, and Cheney has accepted. Undoing that would undermine Bush's famous loyalty.

But it's true that Cheney has been the source of a number of unwanted moments for the administration of late regarding secrecy, leaked intelligence, exaggerations and coziness with corporate interests.


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