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