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3:46 PM, Apr 28, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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The New York Sun is back, or at least the editorial page is. The editors write in response to Ross Douthat's first column in the Times:

"Cheney for President" is the headline today over the first column by the New York Times's newest op-ed regular, Ross Douthat - a delightful debut suggesting that, as Mr. Douthat puts it, "both the Republican Party and the country would be better off today if Cheney, rather than John McCain, had been a candidate for president in 2008."

Well, the left laughed, along with a number of Republicans, when The New York Sun suggested exactly that - more than two years before the Times. "Cheney's Chance" was the headline over a New York Sun editorial that was issued on April 4, 2007 and argued for all the talk about Mayor Bloomberg, Vice President Gore, Senator Thompson and Speaker Gingrich, the one "who who would bring the most to the race is Vice President Cheney."

If you need something to lift your spiritsl, read the original Sun editorial arguing for Cheney to run in 2008.

HT: Kate Klonick