Send Cheney Up The River?


Could Dick Cheney be sent up the river? According to this post on Capitol Hill Blue, Cheney is under investigation by French authorities for bribery, money laundering and misuse of corporate funds while he was at Halliburton. Separately, there's this whole thing about an SEC probe into whether a $180 million slush fund was used to dole out bribes.

It will be interesting to see how this pans out. If Cheney is indicted in France, do we think that he'll actually be extradited? I don't think so. Not only would this stir up more anti-administration sentiments internationally, but it could further chill relations with France specifically.

It will also be interesting to see whether all of this gets used by the number of Republicans joining everyone's favorite racist ex-Senator Al D'Amato in calling for Bush to drop Cheney from the ticket. Could he be too much of a liability for the Republicans?