Cheney is nothing more than white bread

candidate, worked for the head of the ticket’s father, he asked Colin Powell to

prepare to expel Saddam Hussein from Kuwait.

“Let’s not even think

about nukes,” said Powell.

“Of course not,” said Cheney,

“But take a look to be thorough, and just out of curiosity.”


believe that the younger Bush asked Powell to be his running mate. Rather than

having what would have been Powell’s refusal, under this scenario, getting out,

Bush then asked Cheney.

Ruling out controversy would not have been an issue

at the Republican Party national convention. A little controversy may have been

good for the ticket, anyway.

In 1948, the Democratic Party had three

presidential candidates, including FDR’s former vice president and the man with

the most seniority in the United States Senate today. Truman still beat Dewey,

even though he was denied New York’s electoral votes because of the candidacy

of that former vic president. And Truman was denied the electoral votes of some

states in the Deep South simultaneously.

When the United States invaded

Panama, Cheney asked Powell, “How many men are there in a platoon?”

Cheney wanted to bomb the air bases in Manila during an attempted coup against

Philippine President Corazon Aquino. But Powell suggested that the U.S. fighter

jets buzz the populace, instead.

Cheney rose to Republican Party Minority

Whip during his 10 years as Wyoming’s only representative in the House. He

voted 100 percent of the time against abortion rights.

Cheney is being

presented as a portly gentlemen who adds gravitas to the Republican ticket.

Looks like more white bread to me.

Richard Thompson is a frequent

contributor to the Forum. He can be reached at 2600 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA



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