Dick and Bush to stay united

Friday, July 9th, 2004 - 3:05 pm PDT

Combating rumors that President Bush may be looking to drop Vice-President Cheney for a new running mate in this year’s election, White House spokesman Scott McClellan made clear today that “Bush needs Dick”, and that any other pairing would be “wrong and unnatural”. “Some people have suggested that George’s own brother Jeb would make for a better Vice-Presidential choice,” noted McClellan, “and while there is something exciting about the idea of two Bushes together, most people would rather not see two siblings like that. Others argue that what Bush really needs is a Dick Armey [R, Texas]. But at the end of the day, people have to recognize that the time-honored combination of Bush and Dick is the only one that can truly be productive.”