Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

February 8, 2005

Cheney won’t run — not no way, not no how!

Filed under: — Different River @ 8:00 am

In case you were wondering, Vice President Cheney is trying to make it as clear as possible that he is not running for president in 2008.

“I will say just as hard as I possibly know how to say … ‘If nominated, I will not run,’ ‘If elected, I will not serve,’ or not only no, but ‘Hell no,”‘ Cheney told “Fox News Sunday. … I’ve got my plans laid out. I’m going to serve this president for the next four years, and then I’m out of here.”

This is obviously a reference to the statement of General William Tecumseh Sherman, who said in 1884: “If I nominated I will not run. If elected I will not serve. If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you.

It’s nice when people know exactly what they (don’t) want.

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