Thursday, February 16, 2006

Cheney Resignation Watch

The Shrill Bob Herbert says it's time for him to go.

It's time for Dick Cheney to step down — for the sake of the country and for the sake of the Bush administration.


Mr. Cheney is arrogant, defiant and at times blatantly vulgar. He once told Senator Patrick Leahy to perform a crude act upon himself.

A vice president who insists on writing his own rules, who shudders at the very idea of transparency in government, whose judgment on crucial policy issues has been as wildly off the mark (and infinitely more tragic) as his actions in Texas over the weekend, and who has now become an object of relentless ridicule, cannot by any reasonable measure be thought of as an asset to the nation or to the president he serves.

On the whole Cheney's resignation would be bad for Democrats. Better to keep the snarl in place to scare the children and the voters.

But, yes, his resignation would be good for the country.