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Would you want Cheney as president?

Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at 3:06 PM

I'll admit right up front I really don't care for Vice-President Dick Cheney.

His serious medical problems has always been questional in my tiny mind, but his connections with Halliburton Company and energy giants and failure to disclose certain information on that and several other matters really bothers me.

Would you want him as president?

Sorry to say it but I wouldn't even want him guarding the hen house?

One thing that has always concerned me about vice-presidents in general is that too often during presidential primaries when both are seeking the top office they talk about how horrible one another are and totally unfit to serve in any capacity.

And when they come together as presidential and vice-presidential candidates for their party they have nothing but fine things to say about about one another.

Sure. That's just politics. Do we deserve better?

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Would you want Cheney as president?


-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Jan 30, 2008, at 3:16 PM

I wish we could get rid of Cheney and Bush also and not have to wait a year for them to go. I really don't know what is going to happen. I just can't see any of the ones that are running doing anything but making empty promises. They all tell you what they are going to do, but I have not seen any of them tell you how they are going to pay for it.

-- Posted by Lower Taxes Please on Wed, Jan 30, 2008, at 3:28 PM

So true Lower My Taxes. Do they think they are running for president or dictator?

-- Posted by bomelson on Wed, Jan 30, 2008, at 3:36 PM

I wouldn't vote for Dick Cheney if he were running unopposed. I'd write someone in.

-- Posted by Thom on Wed, Jan 30, 2008, at 3:46 PM

Absolutely not. I think Paul is the only candidate worthy. This may be the most important election in the last 30 years. I hope people don't take their responsibility lightly and take the time to learn the candidates!

-- Posted by Mike Molder on Wed, Jan 30, 2008, at 6:25 PM



Youtube Ron Paul


he is the man with honesty, integrity and courage behind his legacy!

and his Revolution, since Giuliani dropped out, and Huckabee probably soon, will only gain more traction the media can't ignore him any more..

and ABSOLUTELY NOT to Cheney, he is the mastermind of so many injustices it's no wonder he suffers from heart problems..

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Wed, Jan 30, 2008, at 7:43 PM

If Cheney became President I would shoot myself in the buttocks before he could.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Wed, Jan 30, 2008, at 9:31 PM

It's a little scary to think we've been one incident away from Cheney going from vice-president to president.

-- Posted by bomelson on Wed, Jan 30, 2008, at 10:14 PM


Quite honestly I think that very fact is what has kept Bush alive..

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Jan 30, 2008, at 10:33 PM

Not No, but HECK NO!

-- Posted by HorseGentler on Thu, Jan 31, 2008, at 8:31 AM

No, I wouldn't want Dick Cheney as President but I wouldn't want Al Gore as President either. How many Vice Presidents can you think of that you would want as President? My guess would be... not many. The VP's usually become the hatchet-man for the President speaking out on all the topics that the President doesn't want to address. Let's face it, it's a thankless job. Cheney has had a lifetime in government service. He has been "villainized" by the press and has been the scapegoat for many misguided government programs. Why would anybody want to be Vice President? The only reason I can think of is to serve their country. Now there is something I haven't heard mentioned lately… "Service to the Country". What an idea… not for power, not for money but for the betterment of mankind. If someone doesn't come along soon who can rise above all the vindictiveness and power-hungry politicians in Washington this country will not survive.

-- Posted by Farmer Bill on Thu, Jan 31, 2008, at 9:07 AM

If someone doesn't come along soon who can rise above all the vindictiveness and power-hungry politicians in Washington this country will not survive.

-- Posted by Farmer Bill on Thu, Jan 31, 2008, at 9:07 AM

A New Hope

please watch:


-- Posted by Richard on Thu, Jan 31, 2008, at 3:25 PM

Amen Richard...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Jan 31, 2008, at 5:50 PM

No, I wouldn't want Cheney as president. I agree with Farmer Bill about Al Gore. I am so glad he didn't run either because he makes me sick. He claims to have invented the internet and is supposed to be so active in global warming. I got news for him, global warming has been around for more years than he's been alive. I don't think he should have gotten any kind of prize for bringing my attention to something that is old news. As far as election of the presidents go.....I don't want to vote for anyone who's running. To me, they are all in it for the money......after all, money is the root of all evil!

-- Posted by jkelley on Thu, Jan 31, 2008, at 7:59 PM

jkelley, Ron Paul receives no corporate money... check your statement again..

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Fri, Feb 1, 2008, at 8:34 AM

I am sorry but I do like Al Gore but I am not sure I would want him as President. Not because I don't think he is a good person but because he is too much of a tree hugger. I agree we do need to focus on global warming but I am just afraid that would be his top priority. And for the record he never claimed to invent the internet: That was another George W Bush Lie:


-- Posted by Dianatn on Sun, Feb 3, 2008, at 1:32 PM

hmmmm...Ron Paul receives no corporate money....are any of these companies on this list considered corporations? Just curious..


-- Posted by Disturbia on Sun, Feb 3, 2008, at 9:48 PM

I don't know Krista.. thought you were "over politics"?

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Feb 3, 2008, at 10:48 PM

Individual contributions--$28,028,828...100%

PAC contributions--$17,924...0%


"While the Center makes every effort to assign an industry or interest group code to every contribution of $200 or more, it's not always possible to do that. PAC contributions are virtually 100% identified, but many individual contributions simply cannot be categorized. The charts below show how much of the member's contributions have been successfully coded by the Center, and how many remain unclassified."

Ron Paul is the largest recipient of military personnel donations... Isn't that ironic?

*Your link is what EMPLOYEES of those contributions have donated, not the corporations themselves.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Feb 3, 2008, at 11:00 PM

I think you could have explained it that way instead of the unnecessary comment above it, just trying to get my ducks in a row before voting Tuesday. Just because I don't want to talk about it endlessly to the point of wanting to kill myself, doesn't mean I don't care enough to research and make a decision based on what I feel is best.

-- Posted by Disturbia on Sun, Feb 3, 2008, at 11:03 PM

But I suppose I should go back to worrying about my own addictions and issues and stop worrying about political candidates, they are, in the end...all one in the same.

-- Posted by Disturbia on Sun, Feb 3, 2008, at 11:08 PM

Lumping them all together is a complete disservice... Because one in the same would imply the he has voted like the rest of them.. But since you've done your research you'd realize that isn't the case.

There are atleast 125,000 [on his myspace] who do talk about it endlessly, because for some people these last 8 years have just been amazing, but for the majority of folks, it's been essentially chaos. When you've got a Republican, who the media doesn't fairly cover, who doesn't agree with ANY of his oppostion, who has the most consistent and prudent voting record in recent memory, and doesn't only "talk" but proves his positions, then you definitely don't have a candidate who is just "one in the same"...

Btw, I never told you to stop worrying about politics, you wanted to stop... but for some reason I knew you couldn't. That's not a bad thing either. I'm sorry I see a little glimmer of hope, an honest politician, a rarity in Congress, who has the potential to be the leader of our ruined nation, and I get excited. Somehow, knowing me, you expected me to sit back and be silent about it? Well, my friend, you obviously have forgotton the very thing you told me, "my passion is politics..."

These blogs aren't the appropriate medium of exchange to be releasing personal frustrations... That's why there are private forms of technology that allow people to communicate without everyone knowing.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 1:28 AM

Yes, you are right this isn't the appropriate forum to be releasing personal frustrations, why don't you follow your own advice there Darrick?

*see comment at 10:48 p.m.*

-- Posted by Disturbia on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 7:08 AM

That was a simple reminder...ttyl

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 9:50 AM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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