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Cheney Critics

Several of the candidates just offered veiled criticism of the power that President Bush has given to Vice President Cheney.

"I would be very careful that everybody understood that there is only one president," said McCain who added that the only two jobs of the vice president is to break tied votes in the Senate and "inquire daily about the health of the president" -- a line that drew laughs.

Brownback said that Bush has over-relied on Cheney's foreign policy experience at the start of his Administration.

Bush has drawn considerable criticism from Democrats, Independents and even some Republicans for allowing Cheney a broad palette of issues in which to be directly involved. Public opinion polls show Cheney is even less popular than Bush.

Chris Cillizza

By Eric Pianin  |  August 5, 2007; 11:42 AM ET
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My question is back in July when Cheney was president I wonder how different his day went by, besides residing in his home which I actually found here:

Nice place to sit back and be president if you ask me!

Posted by: Brian | August 6, 2007 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Too bad this didn't cross McCain's mind before he started poodling Bush's leg after the Iraq invasion. Too bad McCain had to put on armor and surround himself with a hundred troops for his Baghdad stroll.

I understand that the WaPo has to go on reporting on McCain for the same reason it reports on Brownback and Hunter, but, really, we all know he is nothing but a figure of fun. A dodderring, quavering old man promising to chase Osama to the gates of hell. Please.

Posted by: Chris Fox | August 5, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

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