|1 – Obama Gets Elected|
|Obama is about a 5 to 1 favorite to win the Presidential election less than a month from now. Highly respected polster John Zogby expects the race to break towards a landslide the Sunday before the election in either direction. Still with all of his experience in covering presidential races he believes it could go either way. Assuming that Obama wins that could sent in motion a bizarre chain of events leading to the first woman American president.|
|2 – Some Hillbilly Shoots Obama|
|The first black president could face an untimely demise, the google search term “assassinate obama” reveals 3,490,000 results and is in the top 100 google search terms. That search result would be even higher if rednecks could spell the word ‘assassinate’ correctly. By means of comparison Kennedy assassinate only 1.43 million and Bush assassinate has only 1.19 million results.
With the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr’s. assassination in mind the possibilities of another racially motivated death of a leading African American figure are nearly unthinkable. Barack Obama might want to consider using body doubles like Saddam Hussein. Sadly the frequent comparisons between JFK and Obama could prove to be even more ironic. Unfortunately, southern goobs with high powered rifles and powerful black American figures just don’t mix well.
|3 – Biden Has Third & Fatal Aneurysm|
|With people focusing on McCain’s health people have ignored Senator Biden’s medical history. Joe Biden Biden underwent multiple surgeries in 1988 to repair two berry aneurysms on opposite sides of his brain. People who have survived a rupture of a brain aneurysm are twice as likely as the general population to develop another aneurysm. If a second aneurysm occurs, these people are 6 times more likely to have another ruptured aneurysm and bleeding in their brain.
Take the added pressure of the presidencey on the 65-year-old and his brain vessels are going to explode faster than a twenty year old garden hose.
According to the Presidential Succession Act of 1792, the Senate president pro tempore was next in line after the vice president to succeed to the presidency, followed by the Speaker of the House.
In 1886, however, Congress changed the order of presidential succession, replacing the president pro tempore and the Speaker with the cabinet officers. Proponents of this change argued that the congressional leaders lacked executive experience, and none had served as president, while six former secretaries of state had later been elected to that office.
The Presidential Succession Act of 1947, signed by President Harry Truman, changed the order again to what it is today. The cabinet members are ordered in the line of succession according to the date their offices were established.
Prior to the ratification of the 25th Amendment in 1967, there was no provision for filling a vacancy in the vice presidency. When a president died in office, the vice president succeeded him, and the vice presidency then remained vacant. The first vice president to take office under the new procedure was Gerald Ford, who was nominated by Nixon on Oct. 12, 1973, and confirmed by Congress the following Dec. 6.
Colors in the above table denote political party affiliations: Republican and Democrat
Note: Every Republican on this list could be replaced by in a Barack Obama administration, and it is highly unlikely any would maintain their positions. Norman Mineta was appointed United States Secretary of Transportation by President George W. Bush in 2001, a post he was originally offered eight years previously by Bill Clinton. He is the only Democrat to have served in Bush’s cabinet and also the first Secretary of Transportation to have previously served in a cabinet position (Secretary of Commerce).
† Non-natural-born citizens are ineligible
Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi
46th American President (possible)