The High Stakes VP Game
Here is the big question: If Cheney resigns, who replaces him? I personally think this is the ideal move for George W. Bush to select his successor for the GOP nomination in 2008. Certainly any and all probable '08 candidates will be angling for the VP nod if one occurs. Some have said Bush isn't worried about his legacy from that prespective, but I tend to disagree. Bush would want another GOP to follow him. If the next in line fails, its their fault. If they succeed, Bush can claim partial responsibility. If a dem follows him, Bush will get blamed if things go bad and will get no credit if things are good.
At any rate, who would George W. Bush pick as VP is Cheney resigns? My guess: John McCain. This would do 2 things: Eliminate the gang of 14 ringleader and therefore make getting his agenda passed and also set him up as being moderate and nice to the guy he beat. Also it would boost his standing on the war by having a POW being his right-hand man.
Of course, Cheney could stay and none of this could happen at all.