• "Dick Cheney in 2012" Is the Funniest/Saddest/Funniest-Again Thing We've Heard from the GOP All Week So Far

    Are you wearing your laughing pants? Because, if not, you'd better go change into them or else you're gonna get laugh juice all over your stoic pants…

    Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto opined on Monday that — if the 2012 election were to turn to national security — "it's hard to think* of a better candidate… than Richard B. Cheney."

    Hahahahahahahaha! Ha ha ha! Hahahaha! Ha!

    But while his headline — "Cheney for President" — provoked guffaws in some quarters, several of the party's most well-regarded strategists and pollsters are actually taking the idea deadly seriously.

    Hoooooo! Hahahahahahahaha! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Haaaaaaa!!!

    "The Republican Party needs to move forward and build on its past, not return to it," Alex Castellanos, a frequent CNN analyst and GOP messaging guru, told the Huffington Post via email. "But if the agenda turns to security, Obama is mired in a no-win mess in Afghanistan, and the Obama administration hasn't created a single job in four years after indebting the nation for generations, maybe Dick Cheney could run on a theme of 'Change'."


    Shit. I just got sad juice all over my laughing pants.


    * I'll bet the phrase "hard to think" comes up often in James Taranto's conversations.

    Tags: Dick Cheney, Republicans, Wall Street Journal


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