Cheney until 2008?

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    If someone was to shoot GW, would we be stuck with Cheney until 2008 or would we get an emergency election?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Cheney would serve the remainder of Bush's term (assuming he doesn't resign, become incapacitated, or get ousted through an impeachment process).
     
  3. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Not only that, but depending on when it happened, he could still be eligible to be elected twice (re: 22nd Amendment). If Bush were to leave office with less than two years to go, we could potentially have a decade of Cheney on the horizon.
     
  4. solvs macrumors 603

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    Doubt Cheney would get reelected. He has like a 17% approval rating. Unless he can get Bin Laden and fix Iraq, and a whole bunch of other things, even the neocons wouldn't vote for him.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    And I'll be up north singing "Oh Canada, our home and native land!"
     
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Cheney allready runs the show, he is the most powerful V.P. this nation has ever had as far as I can tell. He says George jump X, George jumps not thinking but still jumps.
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    You really don't know the answer to this question?

    Or were you just looking for an excuse to talk about GWB getting shot? :confused:
     
  8. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, the last two Republican presidents took out some great "life insurance" policies.

    Bush (41)-Quayle. Bush (43)-Cheney.

    I mean, who'd be dumb enough to assassinate the president with those two standing in line?
     
  9. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I actually really didn't know the answer to the question and I wouldn't lose any sleep if he were shot. What about you?
     
  10. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    At the OP: Have you ever taken an American Government class? Just asking, because as I was somewhat interested I knew all this stuff by heart at about age 5, but I was required to take a class anyways last year.


    You forgot the E at the end.d Think of how you say it.... Po-tay-toe

    The holocaust was a tragic part of our nation's history....uh....

    Wave if you can hear me....


    Our next Bush president will probably choose Sen. Ted Stevens as his VP....
     
  11. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No I haven't. I get my political education right here at MacRumors and skunk is my professor. :p
     
  12. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Well I'm asking because the presidential succession lineage is pretty basic knowledge, or at least the VPOTUS becoming POTUS part is. I suppose the Speaker of the House, the President Pro-Tem of the Senate etc isn't as widely known, but the fact that the VP becomes P is pretty well know, particularly since it's happened several times in this nation's history.

    As to losing sleep if Bush was shot, yeah that would bother me. Much as I dislike Bush's policies, and contrary to what many conservatives would have you believe, I don't hate Bush personally. I certainly wouldn't want to see his wife and kids have to go through anything like that, and it would represent a failure on the part of the Secret Service that would have the effect of further insulating the POTUS from the public.

    I think it's actually pretty disgusting that people would make light of something that serious.

    Believe it or not, the POTUS used to walk among the people without security. Times have changed, and another presidential asassaination would further that gulf.
     
  13. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know that, I just didn't know if Cheney would stay all the way until 2008.

    Are you sure about that?

    That sounds like hate to me. ;) :D
     
  14. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    That's a surprise, seeing as it's happened every other time a president has left office by natural death, assassination, or resignation.
     
  15. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I can see where you're going with this, but if you're expecting an adverse reaction, it's not going to happen. [​IMG]
     
  16. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    hey, I'm the last person to want either of them in office, so I know where you're coming from :p
     
  17. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    He's third in line as is stands right now...that's close enough, thank you very much. You see, the government is a series of rubes...
     
  18. skunk macrumors G4

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    Oh boy, are you in trouble. :)
     
  19. solvs macrumors 603

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    Hate is irrational. We dislike Bush and his policies and his inept administration for perfectly valid reasons. It's pointless to hate the man the way some hate Clinton and can't give a reason other than he cheated on his wife. Which, is actually not that bad of a reason, but they completely ignore all the good he did in office and most can barely name a single thing that they don't like about his administration.

    Besides, if he gets shot, there will be a backlash. And we'll lose even more rights. I don't really want that, do you?
     
  20. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Solvs thats a good point, Terrorism has been used as a excuse to attack the libertys and freedoms and justice we enjoy in the U.S. while turning a blind eye to the border, ports etc. Its an attack on the U.S. Constitution,Bill of Rights,Geneva Convention.
     
  21. solvs macrumors 603

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    Wait for the Oct surprise. I've heard some rumors, and it's pretty scary stuff. I'm hoping it backfires, but never underestimate the ignorance of the voting public.
     
  22. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Are you guys worried about the secret service listening in on this forum or something? I started this thread so you guys could vent all of your ill and hostile anti-Bush feelings. [​IMG]

    Come on! Let the hate flow like Halliburton's fiscal earnings. [​IMG]
     
  23. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I'd have to say we need to watch the polls.

    If a resounding majority looks like it's going in favor of ousting the old guard,

    I wouldn't put it past them to "create" another "event".
     
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    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0101032.html

    The Vice President Richard Cheney
    Speaker of the House John Dennis Hastert
    President pro tempore of the Senate1 Ted Stevens
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
    Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson
    Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
    Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne
    Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns
    Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez2
    Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao3
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson
    Secretary of Transportation Vacant
    Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman
    Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson
    Secretary of Homeland Security4 Michael Chertoff
     
  25. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Oh my god. Cheney, Hastert, Stevens, Rice, Gonzales, and Chertoff are in this list.
     

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