There’s no other way to describe this than sheer lunacy.
Helen Thomas, a syndicated columnist for Hearst Newspapers who has covered the White House since the Kennedy administration, wrote in May that Cheney “certainly could campaign on the theme that he has had experience in running the White House.”
Thomas made the suggestion in a column she wrote about President Bush’s not being notified about a terror scare caused by an off-course Cessna airplane until after it was over, according to Editor & Publisher magazine.
Declaring that the incident “again raises the question of who’s running the show,” Thomas also noted Cheney’s central role on Sept. 11 and the widely held view that he is “probably the most powerful vice president in recent times, perhaps in U.S. history.”
But asked this week if she is promoting a Cheney candidacy, Thomas made it clear she isn’t.
“The day I say Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I’ll kill myself,” she told The Hill. “All we need is one more liar.”
Thomas added, “I think he’d like to run, but it would be a sad day for the country if he does.”
Helen…she’s just a complete wacko. It’s hard to believe she’s held a job for so long. The problem is, she won’t be criticized by her colleagues for making this comment. They all treat her like their old grandmother who’s crazy with senility. Chastising her will only make her more angry, and then she might write a story about them, or their network, or their newspaper.
I’m so tired of the left threatening to stop voting, or leave the country, or this, kill themselves if they don’t get their way. Besides, they’re liars. None of them follow through on their threats.