Delusional Dick: Cheney Says Bush Will Be Popular in 30 Years

In an interview with the Washington Times yesterday, Vice President Dick Cheney asserted that Bush's "place in history likely would grow during the next 20 to 30 years." Arguing his case, Cheney cited President Ford's decision -- unpopular at the time -- to pardon President Nixon:


"By the time of [Ford's] passing a couple of years ago, opinion had totally turned on that," Mr. Cheney said. "In fact, most people by then, even many who had been very critical 30 years before, were in agreement that in fact it was a good decision, it was the right thing to do from the standpoint of the country.

"I'm personally persuaded that this president and this administration will look very good 20 or 30 years down the road in light of what we've been able to accomplish."

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