Kristol Thinks Dick Cheney Should Run for President

You really should be sitting down for this one. And don’t drink anything while you read it, as I’m not responsible for any soaked monitors or keyboards. Bill Kristol, the wrongiest pundit in all the land, says he thinks Dick Cheney would make a formidable candidate in 2016.

Prompted by host George Stephanopoulous to name “the most promising Republican candidate not in the race yet,” panel members named Jeb Bush — who has yet to announce — with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile suggesting 2012 GOP nominee, Mitt Romney…

“If they get to nominate Hillary Clinton, why don’t we get to nominate Dick Cheney? I mean, he has a much… he has a much better record,” Kistol said as the entire panel burst into laughter.

“He has a much better record,” Kristol repeated as Smiley mock lamented, “God help us all.”

It’s probably worth noting that Kristol also thought Sarah Palin was the best choice to be McCain’s VP nominee. And that he’s wrong about everything.

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  • theschwa

    Well, one plus Cheney has going for him is that he IS an indestructible cyborg…

  • Mobius

    I read that first paragraph and had an immediate


    Gawd, what an absolutely horrible thought.

  • John Pieret

    he’s wrong about everything

    Well, at least he’s the best at something!

  • caseloweraz

    This was humor on Kristol’s part, right? Right?

  • Nemo

    Why not indeed? Be my guest, Republicans. Please proceed.

  • Glenn E Ross

    They can nominate former Vice President Cheney. Who is stopping them? So I would suggest that William “the Bloody” Kristol should do everything in his power to make it happen.

  • Modusoperandi

    The Meritocracy in action.

  • moarscienceplz

    Well, we do have all these waterboards that are just collecting dust in CIA basements all over the world. Seems such a shame when we could have a president that would put them to good use.

  • Artor

    Wouldn’t it be fun having a President who cannot go overseas for fear of being arrested as a war criminal? By all means, go for it, GOP.

  • Scientismist Formidable (definition): causing fear, apprehension, or dread. From Latin formidabilis, from formidare ‘to fear.’

    The very thought (once one gets past incredulity) should inspire fear in all the world.

  • Kamaka

    Wait, wait…he’s already served two terms as president.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    How much did Team Clinton pay Kristol to say that?

  • flyv65

    I imagine Darth Cheney’s ability to use the Sith Lord “force choke” on other Republican candidates would speed up the primary process…

  • Evan Brehm

    Bill Kristol’s political predictions are like Larry Kudlow’s economic predictions. Hell freezes over more often than those predictions end up coming true.

  • colnago80

    Re Evan Brehm @ #14

    In the case of Kudlow, it’s the nose candy talking.

  • holytape

    Dick Cheney doesn’t run for president. He cripples president first and then slowly strolls over to give the finishing death blow.

  • scienceavenger

    @11 By that reasoning Hillary has served at least one. :)

    Seriously, WTF is it with GOPers and their strained use of the English language? First its Ben Carson with “Hip Hop = Everything that’s anti-Jesus”, and now this non sequior from Kristol. And why hasn’t this guy gone the way of Dick Brokepac Morris?

  • Ouabache

    At least everyone on the panel laughed in Kristol’s face this time. That should be the reaction anytime he says anything. We should just consider him the comedy relief of political shows. Dress him up as a clown while we are at it.

  • lorn

    Dick Cheney does have advantages: he is perfectly willing to roll up his sleeves and help with the water-boarding and his resemblance to Emperor Palpatine can be expected to give him an advantage in negotiations, and provide extra income doing guest appearances at Sci-Fi conventions.

  • garnetstar

    Yeah, the Prince of Darkness as a presidential candidate…..what could go wrong?

  • busterggi

    I can hardly wait for the debate when he shoots the other candidates in their faces.

  • Kamaka

    Back in the day, we called Robert McNamara the Prince of Darkness. He later admitted it was so.

  • Marcus Ranum

    Cheney/Palin!! That’s the ticket!

  • Kamaka

    @ Marcus Ranum

    Really, it’s OK, I wasn’t planning on sleeping tonight anyway.

  • felidae

    Silly Billy the Grinning Idiot knocks another one out of the park in his long career of inane prognostications–I don’t why it isn’t clear to TV news producers that this guy is just embarrassingly wrong about everything

  • marcus

    Kamaka @ 11 FTW

  • Michael Heath

    holytape writes:

    Dick Cheney doesn’t run for president. He cripples president first and then slowly strolls over to give the finishing death blow.

    That was Sarah Palin’s game plan in 2008.

  • StevoR

    LOL! Great joke by Billy Crystal there! But I didn’t know that guy was a political pundit and also you seem to have spelt his name wrong .. oh wait. There’s another Bill(y) Kristol?

    (Still gotta give points for sense of humour there, he was joking wasn’t he?)

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    If they get to nominate Hillary Clinton, why don’t we get to nominate Dick Cheney?

    Oh, so that’s how the primaries work? As a foreigner, I’ve always wondered about that.