Dennis Kucinich's courageous decision to introduce articles of impeachment against Dick Cheney creates additional pressure on the faux VP, who already is widely unpopular due to a variety of reasons, including:
- the Iraq War and the fraud committed to get us into that war
- his fanatical support of torture
- his reclusive and secretive behavior
- the conviction in the “Scooter” Libby trial
- his efforts to intimidate those who disagree with him
- his hateful personality
- the fact that he was never elected to the office
Cheney has had four heart attacks and been through other heart surgery. There has been tremendous press coverage of his problems with clotting blood in his leg.
Cheney is 66 years old. This is past the theoretical American retirement age of 65, and he would personally and professionally be better off if he did retire for health reasons.
GOP political operatives must have realized by now that their jobs would be much easier if Cheney was hanging out with the bin Laden's, rather than decreasing Bush's poll numbers further than even Bush is capable of doing.
There has been some speculation on a couple of other blogs about this in the past:
Was McCain Offered Cheney's Job?
Changes in the White House
Cheney is one of the most power-mad people in world history, but even he may see the benefits of doing so. Maybe, some Republican high-rollers will be smart enough to convince him.