• Mon, Sep 5 2011

Former VP Dick Cheney Pays Hillary Clinton A Compliment (Sort Of)

On Fox News Sunday yesterday, old man Cheney decided it was to time to have a “Deep Thoughts with Dick” moment. During the segment, Cheney said that the country would be “different” if Hillary Clinton were in the presidential seat instead of Barack Obama.

Now that is a deep thought:  if someone else were the president, things would be different. Um yes, Dick, things would be different. It’s like if Mom is driving the car, then pulls over so Dad can take the next shift — things are different — that’s just how things roll. Some people at the helm allow for more pee breaks than others, or louder music, or more input from the passengers on where they’ll be stopping for dinner. Different leaders lead to different situations. It’s called life.

Despite pointing out the obvious, Cheney went on to offer further insight that, coming from a member of the opposite party, is sort of a compliment. In regards to if Clinton had become the president, he said “perhaps she might have been easier for some of us who are critics of the president to work with.” Is Cheney getting soft in his old age? Or is everyone just so over Obama that even Clinton looks like a glimmer of relief?

One thing’s for sure: if Clinton were president, she’d wouldn’t be sitting in second place on Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World. No, she’d probably be in first place. First on the list and president of the United States? What else could Hill and her pantsuits want?

We’ll have to wait and see what other revelations old man Cheney will have as we get closer to official campaign season and his fellow politicians go into overdrive in their analysis of everyone else around them. If he’s speculating such things now, there’s no telling what he might be saying about his own party members by January. Like I said, we’ll have to wait and see.

And this has been “Deep Thoughts with Dick.”

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