One percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey said that Dick Cheney is the best vice president in American history.

So let's look at some of the former veeps whom these Intellectual Giants think were inferior to Cheney:

  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Harry Truman

Three former Vice Presidents have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but I guess that's somewhat less of a qualification for greatness than is shooting a friend in the face.

Things are only marginally better on the other side of the aisle; twenty-three percent of respondents said that Cheney is the country's worst vice president, ignoring Aaron Burr, who killed Alexander Hamilton and was later tried for treason.

I really wish more Americans understood that history did not begin at the moment they became sentient.

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