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Friday, October 21, 2005

Extry, Extry, Read All About It...

Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

The Porcupine came across a couple of delicious rumors during his rambles, and wanted to share them here.

Hot GOP rumor is that Cheney will resign, perhaps just before the 2006 midterms, and Condi Rice will be elevated to the Vice Presidency in preparation for her 2008 run. It's not stretch to say that Cheney could resign for reasons of health, and that departure would take the entire Libby-Plame scandal with it.

That would make Rice the first woman, and African-American, Vice President - a powerful icon of diversity. It would also give her the chance to do what she would need to in order to be a succesful Presidentail candidate - work in domestic policy, to add to her powerful foreign affairs portfolio.

One person commented that if the Democrats had done this for 2000 - had Clinton resign a la Nixon, and put Gore into the Presidency, Gore probably would have won.

I will be certain to pass along any other juicy tidbits I hear - but remember, even as money is the mother's milk of politics, gossip is the daily bread.


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