Bush's laughable response to Kerry's selection of John Edwards as a running mate perhaps reveals a little too much about the commander-in-chimp's real role and provides a glimpse of who really is in charge.

AP writes:

When a reporter noted that Edwards was being described as "charming, engaging, a nimble campaigner, a populist and even sexy" and then asked "How does he stack up against Dick Cheney?" the president immediately responded, "Dick Cheney can be president. Next?"

Edwards will also likely live beyond November.

Bush took issue with Edwards' record of blocking federal judge appointments, which is part of his job description (more so than clearing brush on a Texas ranch — can't the chimp afford hired help?) as a U.S. senator. Yet he also forgets — or doesn't know about — his own party's obstructionist tactics.

Democrats say Edwards — after eight years in which [Jesse] Helms, the former Republican senator, blocked every North Carolina nominee to the federal appeals court — broke the logjam and worked with Bush last year to win confirmation for Allyson Duncan, a Republican and the first black woman on the 4th Circuit.


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