Now, don’t get your hopes up. There’s no indication the veep will quit, meet his Maker or be impeached and removed anytime soon. But the recent reminder that his ticker is about as reliable as a rusty Timex has me wondering who Bush might nominate to replace him.
Would the Prez be dumb enough to propose one of his buddies? I wouldn’t think so, but we’ve seen so much evidence that he just doesn’t get it that I wouldn’t rule it out, even though the Democrat-controlled Senate would likely make mincemeat of such a nominee.
I suspect he’d have to go with some obscure, decent Republican politician with no overt ties to the administration; the equivalent of Nixon’s Gerald Ford.
Alas, I don’t know who lurks in the nooks and crannies of the GOP. Any suggestions? Would it be a sensible replacement or someone on the order of Speedy Gonzales? How will the confirmation hearing go?