President John Boehner & Vice-President Hillary Clinton?
Stay with me here, it’s not as farfetched as it sounds**. Listen, we’re living in an age when our top spy, CIA head David Petreaus, was essentially taken down by frisky emails!!
Some people are calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama over his (mis)handling of BenghaziGate. OccupyBawlStreet.com is awaiting all the facts before joining the chorus. Nevertheless, If Obama is impeached and convicted the “Presidential Line of Succession” comes into play. Said “Line of Succession” defines who becomes President upon the impeachment and conviction of a sitting president. (Recall that President Bill Clinton was impeached but not convicted for smoking cigars in the Oval Office or some such nonsense.)
Presidential Line of Succession abbreviated (11/20/2012)
1. Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D)
2. Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Boehner(R)
3. President pro Tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye (D)
4. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton (D)
Currently, if president Obama is impeached & convicted, Joe Biden would assume the Office of President of the United States. (Yikes!) John Boehner (R), Speaker of the House, would thus become Vice President. Let us delve a little further into the realm of possibilities…
Assume arguendo Joe Biden is also taken down by BenghaziGate. I know, Uncle Joe has the perpetual “fog of VERY plausible deniability” enveloping him but let’s engage in this intellectual exercise for kicks. So, Joe Biden is out due to BenghaziGate. Thus, Boehner is elevated to the Office of President. Who then becomes Vice-president?
Well, next in the Line of Succession is President Pro Tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye (D) (born September 7, 1924, 88 years old). Given his age, and being the loyal Democrat that he is, might Inouye decline ascension to Vice-Presidency in favor of next in line Hillary Clinton to increase her chances of winning the Presidency in 2016??
It seems thus far as if Hillary Clinton has steered clear of the BenghaziGate imbroglio…
See? My hypothesis is not as farfetched as it sounded, is it?
NOTE TO HILLARY CLINTON- Hang around until spring?
**FULL DISCLOSURE: your humble blogger is a student of “Star Trek” alternate timeline theories as well as the current television show “Fringe”.