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Don't Wince. Fight!

Dick Cheney, Most Valuable Republican.

May 25, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 34 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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After all, if you're behind on the scoreboard, and your defense is on the field--there's nothing better than to jam up a couple of running plays, sack the quarterback on a blitz, and force a punt from bad field position. The momentum changes as your offense takes over with a shot at putting some points on the board. Dick Cheney probably won't be the glamour quarterback of the Republican comeback. But he's proving to be a heck of a middle linebacker.

--William Kristol