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How about Dick Cheney?
Seems obvious to me.
Just before his term expires Bush pardons Cheney.
Then Bush resigns and Cheney pardons Bush.
Cheney probably also pardons a host of others including Rumsfeld, Libby, Rice, . . .

but wait, there's more!

My other theory is that just prior to the 2008 election the current administration will create a major terrorist incident in the U.S. and use this as a pretext to cancel the election and impose martial law. Then they will continue on, after all while a president may not be elected to more than two terms, there is I suppose nothing to stop him from extending his second term indefinately.

Nothing these people, Republicans that is, would do could possibly surprise me at this point. Of course there is nothing they wouldn't do.

Originally posted to TiredOfGOPLies on Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 03:39 PM PST.


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Comment Preferences

  •  Hate to be the cynic... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    desordre remplir, Kingsmeg

    But my money is on nothing happening, no one investigating, 2008 comes and goes, and everyone who is anyone in Washington hopes that we all go back to our lives and our shopping.  The corruption that lined the pockets of the Republicans can just as easily line those of the Democrats ("I've got $90,000 dollars in my freezer.....")

    If the public does not force the issue, nothing will happen.

  •  pardon Chimpy McDoodypants? (0+ / 0-)

    why the next president - Pierce Bush of course!

    well when he is eligible after Jeb, George P, Noelle, the Bimbo twins etc.

    i dont think anyone is stupid enough to pardon him....then again

    He may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don't let that fool you: he really is an idiot. Send him back to his father and brothers...

    by distributorcap on Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 03:44:58 PM PST

  •  junior will declare war on Iran (2+ / 0-)
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    truthbetold, distributorcap

    and cancel elections.  The Consitution says a presdent doesn't have to leave office during a war. We will all have a fit. I will go completely insane.

    •  does (0+ / 0-)

      the Constitution REALLY say that
      if so...that is fucking scary......

      He may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don't let that fool you: he really is an idiot. Send him back to his father and brothers...

      by distributorcap on Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 03:53:33 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  No, it doesn't (1+ / 0-)
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        Not that Bush cares; Bush claims the Constitution gives him the power to wiretap without warrants (which is illegal), that it gives him the power to "detain" people indefinitely without trial (which is unconstitutional), that it gives him the power to torture people (which is illegal), etc.  Bush is still getting away with doing all of it and claiming that the "Constitution" lets him.  Which it doesn't, but unless he's impeached, imprisoned, or shot, who's going to stop him?  I would certainly expect him to claim that the Constitution gave him the power to cancel elections (which it doesn't).

        -5.63, -8.10 | Libertarian Liberal

        by neroden on Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 04:06:57 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  No, don't be so gullible (0+ / 0-)

        That would be suicide for the Republican party. I'm tired of all the conspiracies....its wishful thinking on your part.

    •  Um. . . (0+ / 0-)

      didn't we clear this up last week?

      Nanotechnology can take atmospheric CO2 and make diamonds and fresh air.

      by Crashing Vor on Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 04:17:56 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  I figure Bush will just pardon himself (0+ / 0-)

    After all, why resign when he can do that?

    -5.63, -8.10 | Libertarian Liberal

    by neroden on Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 04:03:12 PM PST

  •  My crackpot theory (3+ / 0-)
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    LNK, GreyHawk, Dvalkure

    Cheney resigns after Fitz makes a fool of him in a "You can't handle the truth!" moment during the Libby trial.

    Rice is appointed VP.

    The Republicans call for impeachment of Bush because he is ruining their chances in 2008 and beyond with his war in Iraq and subsequent war in Iran.

    Rice becomes President and appoints McCain as VP.

    Rice pardons Bush.

    McCain runs for President in 2008.

    I told you it was a crackpot theory. ;-)

    -4.50 -5.44

    "They're all crazy. They're all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I have me doubts about you." -- Garrett Fort

    by Spathiphyllum on Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 04:09:08 PM PST

    •  Crap! (1+ / 0-)
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      I pushed post too soon.

      Rice pardons Bush after he is convicted on evidence obtained from Cheney's "You can't handle the truth" moment during the Libby trial.

      Still...crackpot is crackpot.  Enjoy.

      -4.50 -5.44

      "They're all crazy. They're all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I have me doubts about you." -- Garrett Fort

      by Spathiphyllum on Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 04:13:18 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Hillary will give Bush a pardon? (2+ / 0-)
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    LNK, Kingsmeg

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush says Bill Clinton has become so close to his father that the Democratic former president is like a member of the family.

    Former President George Bush has worked with Clinton to raise money for victims of the Asian tsunami and the hurricane disaster along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

    Asked about his father and Clinton, Bush quipped, "Yes, he and my new brother."

    "That's a good relationship. It's a fun relationship to watch," Bush said in an interview with CBS News broadcast on Sunday.

    While attending Pope John Paul's funeral, Bush said, "It was fun to see the interplay between dad and Clinton. One of these days, I'll be a member of the ex-president's club. ... I'll be looking for something to do."

    He said ex-presidents share rare experiences that others cannot understand. "And so I can understand why ex-presidents are able to put aside old differences," he said.

    Bush said he checked in with Clinton occasionally.

    "And you know, he says things that makes it obvious -- that makes it obvious to me that we're kind of, you know, on the same wavelength about the job of the presidency. Makes sense, after all, there's this kind of commonality," he said.

    Bush jokingly referred to speculation that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president's wife, will seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency. He had earlier referred to the former first lady as "formidable."

    "Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton," he said, referring to how Bill Clinton had followed his father, and Hillary Clinton could follow him.

  •  Time to change the law on pardons. (0+ / 0-)

    Should have been done after Nixon's impeachment, then Ford should have been impeached and banished.  What a big "F.U.!" to the American people.

  •  "We beg your Pardon, Mr. President" (0+ / 0-)

    (title ref: Gil Scott-Heron)

    2008 will come and go, and 'everyone' will know that it's best to heal the nation's wounds by moving on with 'bi-partisan consensus' than dealing with the trauma of the previous 8 years. Because, as we all know, it only makes things worse to talk about traumatic experiences...

    Just ask the VA.

  •  I Still Think Cheney Will Step Down Before 2008 (0+ / 0-)

    For health reasons or "to spend more time with his family".  

    Maybe it will come as a result of testifying at the Libby trial.

    Then BushCo will appoint a VP that they want to annoint as the next President.  Also, it will be someone friendly who will pardon him if necessary.  

    My question is who does he appoint as VP?

    Condi?  Bush likes her, but it would go over as well as his Harriett Miers appointment.

    Jeb?  Bush likes him.  But I think even the Republicans have had enough of the "Bush Dynasty".

    Romney?  Does he even have a relationship with Bush.  Remember, Bush only picks people he views as loyal.  I can't see him appointing an outsider.

    Colin Powell?  
    Is there a Republican Gov out there that he is friendly with?

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