Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Frightening Thought

Jerry Ford's death led me to recall the circumstances of his accession to the presidency, and that led me to muse on what would happen should Deadeye Dick cease serving as our current vice-president. Bush would have to nominate a successor--one who, like Nixon's choice of Ford, can be approved by a Democratic congress, without being so popular that he or she motivates Democrats to a serious effort at replacing the occupant of the Oval Office. Given the present state of the nation and our politics, the political crisis would not be a pleasant prospect, even for those of us who have been calling for the President's impeachment.

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