Tuesday, September 16, 2008
For some time I've been riffing on the notion that Button Dick Cheney has no intention of giving up power to any new administration which may - - or may not -- be elected by vote of the People of the United States of America. In fact, he's spent most of his career setting up a Shadow Government, placing his moles throughout the Federal service and running things his way from deep in his bunkers and undisclosed locations, only to emerge now and again to snarl and belittle all who question his guidance and wisdom.
My sense is he fully intends to continue in that role. No matter who winds up "elected." He's not going away. You don't work so intently to transform the very nature of American government to suit yourself only to let it all go when some other yahoo is selected by the American People or some other Special Interest to rule.
Especially when you don't have to give up any power at all.
Nope, Cheney will be with us, like an albatross, till the bitter end.