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Would Cheney have taken on McCain, too?

cheneypressMSNBC's First Read blog asks: "Would Dick Cheney have spoken out as aggressively — or at all — on defending the Bush administration's interrogation tactics (if) John McCain had won in November? Remember that McCain, a torture victim, spoke out against waterboarding and torture, and likely would have discontinued their practices as president."

Meanwhile, many Republicans are concerned about — and Democrats are pleased with — Cheney's high-profile defense of torture, the Washington Post reported. "Given that Dick Cheney is as popular as Britney Spears at a Sunday-school teacher convention, we hope he continues to be the face of the Republican Party," said Hari Sevugan of the Democratic National Committee.