Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Rumor Mill

There are rumors, and I reiterate rumors, that Cheney will step aside in the event that his office is implicated in the role of outing Valerie Plame.

parked by today's Washington Post story that suggests Vice President Cheney's office is involved in the Plame-CIA spy link investigation, government officials and advisers passed around rumors that the vice president might step aside and that President Bush would elevate Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

"It's certainly an interesting but I still think highly doubtful scenario," said a Bush insider. "And if that should happen," added the official, "there will undoubtedly be those who believe the whole thing was orchestrated – another brilliant Machiavellian move by the VP."

While I don't believe the hype, if something like this does go down and this is a brilliant Machiavellian move, just remember that I called this scenario first in November of 2004 (ok, ok, not this exact scenario, but pretty damn close).

White House Watch: Cheney resignation rumors fly

3 comments:

Sigmund, Carl and Alfred said...

I don't believe a word of it, for a lot of reasons.

It's just not that big a deal- there is no way Cheney knew Plame- unless it was through the social circuit- and Joe Wilson had outer her years earlier.

Dingo said...

Siggy, you have been reading too much of the right wing spin on this. Wilson didn't out her years ago.

Sigmund, Carl and Alfred said...

It was my understanding tyhat he did! At least that what was implied in Vanity Fair piece.