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Scott Sullivan : Disconcerting Cheney

 


Dick Cheney shocked the world last week when he praised Hillary Clinton and her political and leadership skills to the skies, while dissing fellow Republican Sarah Palin.

Listed below are are four reasons for Cheney's bizarre anti-Palin, pro-Clinton political stance.

First, Cheney may be provoking Palin-Clinton animosity that will embarrass the Texas and national GOP. Cheney could be nursing a long time grudge against
the national Republican Party, which refused to fund Cheney's first two
campaigns for the House of Representatives.

Second, without telling a soul, Cheney may have decided to switch political parties, become a democrat, and make a race for the presidency on the Democratic Party ticket.

Third, like the rest of US, Cheney might very much want to see a Palin-Clinton race for the presidency.


Fourth, Cheney may hope that his anti-Palin strategy will boost George W. Bush's influence in Texas. The Bush clan had dominated Texas politics
until 2 , At that point, Rick Perry (now Texas Governor) Sarah Palin, and the Tea party dealt Bush a stinging defeat by electing Perry as Texas Governor, over Bush's objections.

Fourth, and this is the most plausible explanation. Cheney speaks for
the entire Bush clan in wanting to stop Sarah Palin from becoming president,
even if it takes electing Hillary Clinton in her place. It is a fact little known to outsiders that the Clintons and George W. Bush have combined into one team of politicians who have jointly ruled the US since the mid-1990's, when Bush gave the order to James Baker -- Bush's political advisor to begin hiring Clinton personnel at the Treasury Department.



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