I read an article the other day that stated that the "Washington Whisperers" are saying:
Cheney will be indicted [and possibly convicted] in the Plame-gate matter. He will resign. Bush will elevate Condi to the post of VP.
Bush will pardon Cheney, but will be impeached, but will escape conviction thanks to SCOTUS Justices Roberts and Meiers. But he will be forced to resign [Nixon-Watergate style].
That moves Condi into the president spot.
Hard to believe but that's the talk.