Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cheney in a McCain Administration? "Hell Yeah!"

From the Politico
n an interview he gave to the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes in 2006 for Hayes’ biography, “Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President,” McCain said: “I will strongly assert to you that he has been of enormous help to this president of the United States.”

Going further, McCain even told Hayes in comments heretofore unpublished that he’d consider Cheney for an administration post.

Asked whether he’d be interested in Cheney had the vice president not already have served under Bush for two terms, McCain said: “I don’t know if I would want him as vice president. He and I have the same strengths. But to serve in other capacities? Hell, yeah.”

This is why I'm not particularly worried about very many Dems who back Clinton defecting to John McCain. Though McCain sells himself as a different kind of conservative, but he is ready to put Cheney in his administration. It is hard for me to believe that anyone voting for McCain over Obama out of spite had much loyalty to progressive causes anyway.
In what capacity might Cheney serve? He was Bush I's Secretary of Defense. Might he reprise this role, or serve as National Security Advisor? Perhaps.

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