Cheney Should Resign
First of all, this has nothing to do with this weekend's hunting accident.
I'm just not really sure what all Dick Cheney is actually doing as Vice President. He never speaks in public, he only shows up on the radar screen when something goes wrong, and he doesn't really help the President or the Party in any tangible way. Sure, he's had a great record of public service and I personally respect and admire him a great deal, but to be honest he's just filling a chair at this point.
Seriously, Condi Rice seems like the one making the most headlines in the Administration outside of Dubya. The Constitution says precious little about the role of the Vice President, so why not just have Cheney resign and have Bush appoint Condi as Veep while keeping her job as Secretary of State. Think about it. The first female and African-American Vice President. It'd be great. I think Condi would be a tremendous Veep.
Of course, if it's not feasible for Condi to hold both positions at once for whatever reason, I'm sure Bush could just concoct some Roveian scheme to appoint someone that would throw a wrench in the Dems '06 plans. It could be just the spark that Dubya needs.