Year 2007: President Condoleeza Rice?
Now, I know we are getting far ahead of ourselves here, but this is a blog, so I'm allowed to get ahead. Thus....
Imagine Condi Rice becomes the new V.P. after Cheney resigns. Then in 2006, if present conditions remain or further deteriorate for the Republicans, it's certainly not unlikely that the Democrats would win back the House of Representatives. If that happens, it's rather certain that a Democratic House would move to impeach Bush immediately for the lies which took this country to war in Iraq.
Remember, by that time, Bush would be Roveless and Cheneyless-- perhaps sitting at a 30% approval rating....or worse! And much like President Nixon before him, it's certainly not hard to imagine that Bush would be forced into resignation.
Accordingly, Coni Rice would succeed Bush in the same fashion as unelected Vice President Gerald Ford succeeded Nixon in 1974 after the elected vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned in 1973. Just like Gerald Ford, Condi Rice would become president without ever having been elected to any executive office!
Who knows....maybe she would nominate Colin Powell as her Vice President?
Imagine how pissed off the Republicans would be if two African-Americans were in office. They would lose their racist base overnight!
The amazing thing is, none of this is too far-fetched (except maybe the Colin Powell appointment).