Every once in a while I fantasize about what it would be like if George Bush took violently ill and had to leave the presidency. And it occurs to me that if that happened, Dick Cheney would be president. So then my fantasy continues that Dickie gets violently ill and can’t be president either. At that point it occurs to me that the next in line is Nancy Pelosi. And my heart starts to sink as I wonder how deep we’d have to go before we found someone to be president who didn’t make me want to run screaming into the night. I wonder where Lisa Murkowski is on the list? She’s the only member of Congress I honestly feel I can trust right now. What a sad commentary on the state of our union.