Cheney’s motivation

I’ve noted before the curious question of why Cheney has now broken protocol and twice spoken critically of Obama administration policies.  Here’s a possible explanation that I hadn’t thought of (nor have I seen mentioned by others) which does make sense…

By relentlessly taking to the airwaves, Cheney is re-politicizing issues that should be strictly legal ones. And as long as the issue of law-breaking remains political, and not legal, in nature, Cheney and his cohorts Donald Rumsfeld and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez can rest easy. By becoming the voice and face of the Bush administration’s wrongdoings, Cheney is gambling, so far correctly, that Obama won’t have the political guts to pursue him.

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h/t Andrew Sullivan

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