Shocking news out of Washington, as Vice President Dick Cheney has apparently resigned, citing "health reasons" and the fact that "this job is really cutting into my shooting time." His replacement will, according to a White House press release, be none other than Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell. From the AP Wire:
It has been learned that President Bush's trip to Bridgeport next week is not, as said, to squeeze money out of wealthy Republicans, but instead to announce his choice to replace outgoing Vice President Dick Cheney: Gov. M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut.
Rell is one of the nation's most popular governors, and Administration insiders say they hope the addition of a northeastern moderate in such a high-profile position will help to turn around the president's sagging polls.
"Gov. Rell has served her state well, and has a strong record of reform," the release said. "Also, she has a great record from her time as Lt. Governor of staying in her office and not asking awkward questions about what her boss has been up to, lately."
The Governor is reportedly pleased. "Just as long as I don't have to talk to or be seen with the president," she said, "this should be fine."
Current Lt. Gov. Kevin Sullivan will become Governor as soon as Rell is inaugurated in Washington. Sullivan could not be reached for comment, but the sounds of a loud party with lots of drinking could be heard coming from his office.