Thursday, February 16, 2006

Cheney Watch Begins?

Peggy Noonan doesn't come right out and say it, but it is pretty clear that she thinks it is time for Cheney to go.

I don't think it is going to happen, but as political strategy, it does make sense. A new Veep would radically change the story line in a way that a President polling in the low 40's high 30's needs; it wouldn't alienate a core constituency, because lets face it -- even among the diehards Cheney is not a beloved figure; and it would let the WH exert some control over what will happen post-2008, since a new Veep would automatically become the front-runner, and the bearer of the Bush banner in a way that McCain clearly never would be.

As I said, probably won't happen, but there are certainly some good reasons why the idea should not be dismissed lightly.