Cheney's Remarks Diss the Elder Bush

Monday, March 20, 2006

Cheney's Remarks Diss the Elder Bush

Vice President Dick Cheney speaking yesterday on CBS's Face the Nation:
CHENEY: "I think what I would say about it, Bob, is that this has been a different kind of arrangement than most administrations have between the president and the vice president, primarily because I'm here to serve him; I'm not here to run for higher office. Most of my predecessors spent a good part of their time as president, as vice president getting ready to run for president and thinking about their own campaigns for president."
Cheney may have intended to take a poke at Al Gore, the most recent vice president who ran for president, but his remarks also apply equally to Bush's father. After all, George H.W. Bush ran for president in 1988 as a sitting vice president.

Even if Cheney had harbored any ambitions of running for president, his enthusiasm would surely be curbed by an approval rating that stands at only 18 percent.

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