Maybe with any luck, by the time the September Republican convention rolls around, only Bush and Cheney will remain.
First, Blair half-renounces his poodle-hood: "Guantanamo Bay is an anomaly that has at some point got to be brought to an end," Blair told a committee of lawmakers."
Then D'Amato advises Bush to dump Cheney:
President Bush should consider dumping Vice President Dick Cheney from the Republican ticket this year, an influential former GOP senator said Wednesday.
Alfonse D’Amato said Bush should consider putting Secretary of State Colin Powell or Sen. John McCain of Arizona on the GOP ticket.
“Let me note that Vice President Cheney is a decent, honorable, and patriotic American, a man of great intellect, who has served the president and the nation with dedication,” D’Amato said in a statement released by his office. “But we should make no mistake, we are a nation at war with a vicious terrorist foe, and in war hard decisions must be made.”
“As an observer of politics, I believe the president can guarantee his essential re-election by looking to several other notable individuals who would add a great dimension to his ticket as a running mate,” the New York Republican added.
Placing Powell “first and foremost” on his wish list to replace Cheney, D’Amato said the retired general “would help galvanize the nation and offer a truly historic opportunity for American unity and pride.”
D'Amato ends with the maggot-gagging “The president deserves more than simple re-election, he deserves a mandate to continue to lead this nation to peace and prosperity.”
Continue to lead? When's he gonna start?