Norah O'Donnell: Can Cheney 'Survive' Libby Trial?

Interviewing former White House Chiefs of Staff Andy Card and Leon Panetta during MSNBC's 1 PM ET hour today, Norah O'Donnell asked each whether VP Cheney could "survive" the Scooter Libby trial.

For the record, Andy Card said he saw no reason to think Vice-President Cheney wouldn't serve out his full term, and Panetta chose to simply second Card's notion.

Though O'Donnell was presumably speaking figuratively, her choice of terms was unfortunate, to say the least.

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