Through the closed door we can still hear him cackling. In the early nineteen-sixties, Cheney dropped out of Yale twice, but one professor there made a deep impression on him. That was H.
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On the evening of the presidential election, as the vote counting stretched late into the night, a weary Dick Cheney slipped into his hotel room in Austin to lie down. But his rest was soon interrupted when word arrived that Al Gore had just conceded. Cheney was awakened and told, albeit prematurely, that he had just been elected vice president. She writes that their mother, Lynne Cheney, was the one who stirred the future vice president. And then there is Alan Simpson, the former Wyoming senator and longtime Cheney friend, who believes he was the waker. The disparate memories of that night take on a little more meaning these days as the Cheney clan and its friends fracture over gay rights.
'He's getting up in years': Rumsfeld says Bush Sr wrong in criticism of son's aides
The personal quotes in the new biography of George HW Bush , Destiny and Power: the American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham, show he has neither given up his long struggle with English syntax, nor abandoned his protective feelings towards his son and successor in the White House. Both father and brother have sought to create distance without appearing to throw a close family member under a bus. For Bush Sr, the dilemma is all the more agonising as some of the White House advisers he now criticises are former employees he bequeathed to his son. The two were part of a group of foreign and security policy advisers that Bush Jr gathered around him during the election campaign. The latter two would emerge as the doves in the Bush administration, but at the time, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice were also seen as embodiments of continuity, steady hands at the side of a presidential candidate vulnerable to allegations of inexperience. However, beneath the surface lay plans for radical change from the very beginning. Cheney was certainly the most powerful vice-president of modern times, with a large and assertive staff, something that Bush Sr draws particular attention to.
Former President George W. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is one of the most controversial men to ever serve in that post, a stern and unyielding conservative just dubbed "Old Iron Ass" by his former boss, President George H. And he's a lovable grandpa, a devoted husband and father, faithful public servant and colleague — a conservative touchstone who defended, if not saved, the country on numerous occasions. Both of these views of Cheney were on display on Thursday in the Capitol. And that's just what his friends and admirers say. President George W. Bush led a parade of current and former GOP lawmakers and ex-White House aides — as well as Vice President Joe Biden, the only Democrat in attendance — during the unveiling of Cheney's vice presidential bust, a tradition dating back more than years.