March 2, 2004
Cheney Will Not Drop Self From Ballot, He Says
Today, Dick Cheney brushed aside speculation that he might consider replacing himself with someone else on Bush's re-election ticket.
"I've asked me to serve with Bush on the ticket again for the next four years," said Cheney in an interview with Fox News. "I told me I'm happy to do that and as long as I want me in that spot, I plan to serve," he said.
Cheney continued, "I don't know of anyone else who can pose as vice-president and totally run the country as well as I have, in accord with my wishes. I don't think anyone else could do as good a job running the country as I've dictated it should be run."
Asked whether Bush should make the decision as to who fills the Vice President's slot on the GOP ticket, Cheney said, "He already has. I told him what to decide last Tuesday."
Posted by Tom Burka at 3:45 PM