Dick Cheney Works a Little 'Operation Chaos' for 2012

Heh. Maybe Dick Cheney really is a Sith lord.

“I think it would be good for the country [for Clinton to run for president], I think that it would be good for the Democratic Party - it might even help the Republicans a little bit,” the former Vice President said with a smirk, in an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl on Wednesday to promote his new memoir, “In My Time.”

The former vice president said that Clinton might have an opening due to the stagnant economy.

“Maybe if– the Obama record is bad enough– and these days it’s not very good, given the shape of the economy maybe there will be enough ferment in the Democratic Party so that there will be a primary on their side,” said Cheney.

“So far she hasn’t said she would [run], but I think it’s not a bad idea,” said Cheney.

Isn't it obvious what's going on here? Is Cheney the only person to see what a sitting cabinet member challenging a sitting president would do that president's prospects for re-election, and to his party? And surely he's not the only one to realize that the best way to get the Clintons to do what you want them to do is to stroke their massive self-regard.

I've always liked Dick Cheney. Now I like him a little bit more.