In the spring of 2000, Cheney’s two worlds—commerce and politics— merged. Halliburton allowed its C.E.O. to serve simultaneously as the head of George W. Bush’s Vice-Presidential search committee. At the time, Bush said that his main criterion for a running mate was “somebody who’s not going to hurt you.” Cheney demanded reams of documents from the candidates he considered. In the end, he picked himself—a move that his longtime friend Stuart Spencer recently described, with admiration, as “the most Machiavellian fucking thing I’ve ever seen.Cheney would offer a steady hand of continuity at the helm in a time of war.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Clinton-Obama: Schminton-Schmobama. The observation that Cheney and McCain are in Baghdad at the same time prompts the question: is there a constitutional reason that Cheney (not Rice) cannot be McCain's Vice? A reminder: