Alternative History

President Delay[]


November--- Rod Blagojevich and running mate Chris Dodd are elected in a close race over Bush. He takes 285 electoral votes to Bush's 253.


February--- Against the advice of his generals on the ground, secretary of state, and vice president Blagojevich begins a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Privately he says that they "can f__king get over it."

March--- It is now two weeks after the first phase of troop removals of 5000 has begun and predictably, there is more bloodshed in Iraq. A poll taken by CNN shows that 45% of people are pleased with how the war is going, down from 65% three months prior.

May--- Blagojevich signs an executive order that modifies the No Child Left Behind laws. He is allowing more alternatives for students with special needs. This would later be seen as one of the lone bright spots in his term.

November--- Another 5,000 troops have been removed from Iraq. Not surprisingly, a bomb goes off in a market in Baghdad a week later that kills several hundred. People in Blagojevich's administration are beginning to doubt that this is the best strategy.


March--- An individual known only as lobbyist #5 comes forward claiming that Blagojevich pressured him in 2005 to give one of his relatives a high-paid consulting job and offered him an ambassador post for doing so.

April--- Tapes are released to the press that show the President cursing and ranting and raving profusely. "I am f__ing golden! I am the f__ing president and I can do what I want if you do what I want done! Give the job to him. I want an answer in a f__ing week!"

May--- The House Judiciary Committee begin debating articles of impeachment.

June-September--- Blagojevich continues to deny any wrongdoing throughout the summer, and the house continues to debate. However, they reach several "impasses" because the Democrats want a "smoking gun" first.

late September--- On September 25th the Senate and Congress get their smoking gun. The relative, a second cousin of President Blagojevich, comes forward in return for immunity. Senator Obama calls on Blagojevich to resign.

October--- The House is scheduled to vote on articles of impeachment on the 10th of this month. Blagojevich refuses to resign.

October 10th--- The House votes to send the impeachment to the Senate. They are scheduled to vote on the 17th.

October 17th--- The Senate votes to accept the articles of impeachment. Blagojevich is removed from office and Vice President Chris Dodd is sworn in as President.

October 18th--- President Dodd names Hillary Clinton his Vice President because he does not want Dennis Hastert to be next in line for the Presidency.

October 25th--- President Dodd begins to privately feel that the troops will need to be redeployed in order to successfully restore order in the Iraqi War. He asks Vice President Clinton, Former Presidents Bush and Father and Clinton for their opinions and they are all in agreement that more troops will be needed.

November 7th--- The United States Mid-Term Elections take place. It is a disaster for the Democrats. The Republicans increase there majority to 268-167. They also now control the Senate 67-32-1.

November 10th--- In a surprise move Dennis Hastert announces he will not seek reelection as Speaker of the House. Tom Delay is elected to fill the post and John Boehner is elected House Majority Leader.

December 14th--- Facing heavy pressure from Democratic insiders Nancy Pelosi steps down as Minority Leader. Henry Waxman and Charles Rangel both announce their intention to run for the position.


January 1--- Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.

January 1--- South Korea's Ban Ki-moon becomes the new United Nations Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.

January 2--- Henry Waxman, in a secret ballot is elected by the Democratic House caucus as minority leader. To unite the the battered party Waxmen picks Charles Rangel as the minority whip.

January 8--- Russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut as the Russia-Belarus energy dispute escalates; they are restored 3 days later.

January 10--- The 110th Session of Congress Begins.

January 11--- President Dodd Announces to a shocked nation that he is resigning immediately due to his recent diagnosis with Prostate Cancer. Both houses pass unanimous resolutions wishing President Dodd the best of health and a speedy recovery. Vice President Hilary Clinton takes office picking former Senator Harry Reid who was defeated in the 2004 mid term elections as Vice President.

January 25--- The Drudge Report release internal White House memo pertaining to a pay to Play scheme for the appointment for the Vice Presidency.

January 26--- A Gallup Poll show Pres. Clintons approval rates collapsing from 75% approving to just 35%. Republican Congressional leaders announce they will begin emergency impeachment proceedings aiming to remove both the President & Vice President. Clinton & Reid both denied any wrong doing.

January 27--- In an interveiw with CNN former President Dodd says he is disgusted with Clinton and Reid's behavior and calls for them both to resign. Dodd was quoted saying "He (Reid) was an arrogant bastard when I served in the Senate and I never liked him one bit."

February 13--- North Korea agrees to shut down its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon by April 14 as a first step towards complete denuclearization, receiving in return energy aid equivalent to 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil

February 10--- Both Reid and Clinton are found Guilty on all charges and are removed from office Tom DeLay become President with Mitch McConnell from the Senate as Vice President. Both call for healing as the nation is still reeling from the recent events. John Boehner becomes Speaker of The House, Mike Pence becomes House Majority Leader, Joh Kyl becomes Senate Majority Leader and Ted Stevens remains Senate President Pro Tempore.

February 27--- The Chinese Correction: World stock markets plummet after China and Europe release less-than-expected growth reports. A suicide attack at Bagram Air Base during the visit of Vice President of the United States McConnell killed over 20 people. McConnell was not injured.

February - March--- President Delay works with top Generals on a strategy to get Iraq under control. The decide on a troop "Surge" as the best way to go about this. The Democrats oppose this but they simply don't have the numbers to do anything about it. The Bill easily passes both Chambers and is implemented immediately.

March 23--- Naval forces of Iran's Revolutionary Guard seize Royal Navy personnel in disputed Iran-Iraq waters.

April 10--- President Delay announces He will seek the Republican nomination for the 2008 election. He says he will pick Vice President McConnell if he has the "honor" of receiving his party's nomination. The Pundits believe that President Delay will face little or no opposition in the Republican Primaries.

April 11--- Rudy Guliani who had be considering running in the GOP's presidential primary announced he would not seek his party's nomination and instead run for Governor of New York in 2010.

April 16: Thirty-two people are killed in the Virginia Tech massacre on the premises of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

May 6--- French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy wins the French presidential election, succeeding incumbent President Jacques Chirac 10 days later.

May 16--- The United Nations General Assembly, recognizing that genuine multilingualism promotes unity in diversity and international understanding, proclaims 2008 the International Year of Languages.

May 27: Popular junior senator Barack Obama says he will not run for president until at least 2012 due to the fact that he has little experience as a senator.

June 1 - 15: President Delay tours the European countries of Spain, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Albania and Ukraine. The major issues are NATO, energy policies, Afghanistan and restoring confidence in the United States. On June 12, Delay meets with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, becoming the first president to visit Albania, where NATO and Kosovo was the major issues.
While mostly well recepted by all countries, left-wing Anarchists protests is held in France, Germany, Norway and Denmark. In Albania he is greeted the most enthusiastically, and a huge image of the President now hangs in the middle of the capital city of Tirana flanked by Albanian and American flags.

September 6: "Operation Orchard": an Israeli airstrike occurred against a suspected nuclear site in Syria.

September 26: First confirmed deaths resulting from the Myanmar military's crackdown on weeks long anti-government protests. Buddhist monks are arrested and Internet access is cut from the public. President Delay condemns the actions of the Myanmar junta in a White House press conference and announces new sanctions against the leaders of the regime and its financial backers

October 28: Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, is killed by U.S. soldiers in the mountainous regions around Tora Bora during Operation Phoenix. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda is reduced to around 95% of its former strength. The Taliban, however, continues the fight against the Coalition forces, promising that they will defeat "the Imperialist invaders and occupants in a sea of blood".

December 31: Over 200 people are killed in Kenya due to riots over the results of the presidential election which occurred on December 27. The U.S. government state their concerns of the electional result in what was seen as the democratic example of eastern Africa and deteriorating domestic situation.

See also[]

  • American Political Situation