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te27ch
07-01-2003, 12:30 AM
Hi.

I am not an expert at politics (Why should u be if you're 14?), but as far as I can see it, Dick Cheney hasn't really done anything significant except breathing/being vice president.

True, pretty much the only things I know about VPs is that they're sorta a "backup president". But don't they actually have to DO something?

Pretty much the only things I've seen him do is be the CEO of some Iraqi oil company and be laughed at in Dave Barry editorials.

I don't even remember what that guy looks/talks/is like, 'cause he spends all his time at this oddly named "Camp David"! Who is David anyway? Is this that one kid in the bible? SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE VIOLATION!!!!

*pauses to take a deap breath innnnn.... and ouuuuut...*

Just wondering.

Maybe u guys have seen him do more than i have.

Thx

ET Warrior
07-01-2003, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by te27ch
I don't even remember what that guy looks/talks/is like, 'cause he spends all his time at this oddly named "Camp David"! Who is David anyway? Is this that one kid in the bible? SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE VIOLATION!!!!

Naming a place David has nothing to do with separation of church and state.......Just because the name David was a name in the bible. Even if it IS named after the biblical David that still doesn't actually have any impact on ANYTHING.......

HertogJan
07-01-2003, 06:47 AM
Camp David is the holiday place to be for Mr. President and Mr. Vice President :) And sometimes they meet ppl there too... Yup..

And what does he do?? Well not much, very much like the real Mr. President ;) ;) Ah well he is a politician, so I guess he will be doing his normal everyday politics-thingies :D

BongoBob
07-01-2003, 08:04 AM
WOW! THAT IS SOOOO TRUE! The nlya accomplishments Bush has made have been getting into a stupid war because he knew he was gonna lose the election. So, he goes to war. Everyone instantaniously loves him! YEAH RIGHT! It's a load of BS! Actually, they have done something. Put the economy down the toilet!:p All good ol dick does, is have heart attacks.:p

HertogJan
07-01-2003, 08:47 AM
Originally posted by BongoBob
WOW! THAT IS SOOOO TRUE! The nlya accomplishments Bush has made have been getting into a stupid war because he knew he was gonna lose the election.


Actually, the one (or actually, two) things that Bush did right, was attacking Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm not saying I agree with his reasons, but those dictators should've never been able to do all the things they did!

Lightsaberboy
07-01-2003, 08:51 AM
well, vice presidents dont really do much at all. they sometimes serve as tiebreakers when a vote comes to a tie in the senate, and also to take over the role of president if the president isnt fit to lead anymore. that's basically it i think.

Datheus
07-01-2003, 08:52 AM
You can find all you'll ever need to know about the position of Vice President of the United States of American right here (http://gi.grolier.com/presidents/ea/vp/vpusa.html).

Reclaimer
07-01-2003, 09:32 AM
Your all wrog all he does is play GTA3 VICE CITY!!

HertogJan
07-01-2003, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by Reclaimer
Your all wrog all he does is play GTA3 VICE CITY!!

Nah I think he'd rather play C&C Generals :D

Reclaimer
07-01-2003, 09:36 AM
Yeah he does.:) ;) :eek:

Arreat
07-01-2003, 09:56 AM
Vice presidents make sure george bush doesn't make an ass (http://www.snopes.com/photos/graphics/bushbook.jpg) of (http://www.snopes.com/photos/graphics/binoc1.jpg) himself. (http://www.snopes.com/photos/graphics/binoc3.jpg )

Semicolon
07-01-2003, 11:11 AM
Nice picture :D

HertogJan
07-01-2003, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by UsetheFORX
Vice presidents make sure george bush doesn't make an ass (http://www.snopes.com/photos/graphics/bushbook.jpg) of (http://www.snopes.com/photos/graphics/binoc1.jpg) himself. (http://www.snopes.com/photos/graphics/binoc3.jpg )

Wow Dick Cheney is really screwing up :)

Darth Eggplant
07-02-2003, 03:00 AM
being canadian i am no expert on this subject, but i am pretty sure the VP is the head of Nasa that is one job title, a running mate is what he tries to be someone that some voters may vote for the prez with hopes one day the VP becomes P. I mean take historically FDR, his VP was Truman and he kept Truman so far out of the loop that when FDR died, Truman got to meet all the individuals who make up the inner circles for the very first time. they did not know him at all and he did not know them. this situation was somewhat instrumental in Trumans approach to being Prez, he knew how much the country loved FDR and that is a hard act to have to follow. especially when you are totally unprepaired. the current VP does what most VP's do. lots of meetings and fundraisers and things the prez does not have time for or does not want to do. he is sort of like prince philip in england, his job is to cut ribbons, unveil plaques, and tag along behind QE2. this does not mean he is not doing his job, no he is doing what a VP does, I mean you hear about a VP only if they do something outrageuos like spell poetaytoho wrong. when Regan was prez, Bush was just there for 8 years. anyhow no disrespect is intended with this. I am not an american and i am only taking what i hope night be a kind of educated guess at the mans position.