Madame President Pelosi?
Thursday November 09th 2006, 10:48 am

The next President and Vice President of the United States?

The US Constitition provides that if the President and Vice President are unable to serve their terms of office, the Speaker of the House is next in line for the Presidency.

The Vice President is the ex-officio President of the US Senate, so if both the US Prez and VP cannot serve, the Vice President’s office would go to the President pro tempore of the Senate. The President pro tempore is usually the most senior member of the ruling party.

Well… Nancy Pelosi is now the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

If Bush and Cheney are impeached, convicted and removed from office by Congress, California Representative Pelosi becomes President Pelosi.

If the Dems win Virginia, the Senate President pro tempore will probably be the legendary West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd.

Now there’s an outcome Karl Rove never planned on.


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Ha, that was a storyline for about three episodes on The Left West Wing.

Comment by Flashman 11.09.06 @ 2:26 pm

That’s not one I watch, Flash… did that storyline include the Prez & VP both being sacked and replaced by the Speaker and Senate Prez pro tem?

Comment by weez 11.09.06 @ 3:32 pm

Just a bit hopeful there Weez!

Comment by Kieran Bennett 11.09.06 @ 9:27 pm

Kieran mate, if you call it ‘hopeful’ to see that the worst president in American history goes down for:

Lying about the Rationale for the Iraq War

Illegal Wiretapping of American Citizens

Torture of Prisoners

Violation of International Law

…then you can put me in frilly knickers and call me ‘Pollyanna.’

Bush & Cheney belong in Milosevic’s old cell in the Hague, not the White House.

Comment by weez 11.09.06 @ 9:41 pm

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