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Cheney acknowledges poor public image
Yahoo Australia News & AAP ^ | May 3, 2006

Posted on 05/02/2006 9:26:32 PM PDT by gwb43_2004

US Vice President Dick Cheney said he knows he has a poor public image but did not see the need to spend time improving it.

In an interview with Vanity Fair Magazine, he also said he has no doubts the United States did "what needed to be done" in Iraq and he rejected the caricature of him as the power behind the throne.

"I think we have created a system that works for this president and for me, in terms of my ability to be able to contribute and participate in the process," he said.

Polls have shown Cheney's popularity hovering around the 20 per cent mark.

"My image might be better out there ... if I spent more time as a public figure trying to improve my image, but that's not why I'm here," Cheney said.

Asked if, during his "darkest night", he had any doubt about the administration's course, the vice president answered, "No ... I think we've done what needed to be done."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushadministration; cheney; dick; polls; vp

1 posted on 05/02/2006 9:26:37 PM PDT by gwb43_2004
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To: gwb43_2004

2 posted on 05/02/2006 9:30:11 PM PDT by KJC1 (Bush is fighting the War on Terror, Dems are fighting the War on Bush)
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To: gwb43_2004
I drove up behind a truck with a world class bumper sticker. It had water "waves" through the middle with blue on the bottom resembling water. It said:

I'd rather hunt with Cheney
Than drive with Teddy
3 posted on 05/02/2006 9:30:14 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: gwb43_2004

I got no problem with Bigtime.


4 posted on 05/02/2006 9:30:16 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: gwb43_2004
"My image might be better out there ... if I spent more time as a public figure trying to improve my image, but that's not why I'm here."

That is the essence of conservative practice, and the antithesis of celebrity-obsessed liberals.

5 posted on 05/02/2006 9:31:29 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: gwb43_2004
"My image might be better out there ... if I spent more time as a public figure trying to improve my image, but that's not why I'm here,"

Vice President Dick Cheney addresses the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia conference at the Park Hyatt Bellevue in Philadelphia Monday, May 1, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


He is photogenic. :-)

6 posted on 05/02/2006 9:31:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: gwb43_2004

I love Cheney's attitude. He's there to do a job, not run for Miss Congeniality. So refreshing.


7 posted on 05/02/2006 9:32:09 PM PDT by speedy
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To: KJC1

He looks perfectly fine to me.


8 posted on 05/02/2006 9:32:30 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (Texas Cowboy...graduated to Glory)
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To: gwb43_2004
What a wonderful man.

We are fortunate.

9 posted on 05/02/2006 9:32:55 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: gwb43_2004

His "poor public image" is by design of course and it makes me sick, as I just so admire the man. The left has destroyed two very good men and the people in this nation are stupid enough to fall for the leftist propaganda that goes on 24/7.


10 posted on 05/02/2006 9:33:10 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: DLfromthedesert

Exactly.


11 posted on 05/02/2006 9:35:10 PM PDT by KJC1 (Bush is fighting the War on Terror, Dems are fighting the War on Bush)
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To: gwb43_2004

Part of the team seeking to merge my country with Mexico. Sorry Mr. Cheney. Thumbs down on you too. Especially since you know better.


12 posted on 05/02/2006 9:35:55 PM PDT by dagnabbit (George Bush deported my children to Amerexico.)
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To: gwb43_2004

He's the Vice President of the United States of America,not Santa Claus, not the most popular guy on the block.
His immense responsibility and workload doesn't allow for baby kissing and telling jokes while we are a nation at war. Our internal conflicts and stark disunity politically just leaves no room for "running for office" while he fulfills the duties he bears as the elected office holder.

He is one heartbeat away from being our President and our Commander-in-Chief. He takes that seriously and loyal Americans respect and admire him for those qualities.


13 posted on 05/02/2006 9:37:19 PM PDT by CBart95
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To: dagnabbit
Part of the team seeking to merge my country with Mexico. Sorry Mr. Cheney. Thumbs down on you too. Especially since you know better.

LOL!! Nothing but negativity. Anybody change your diaper lately?

14 posted on 05/02/2006 9:39:46 PM PDT by sinkspur ( I didn't know until just now that it was Barzini all along.)
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To: dagnabbit

Posts like yours sound like DU in reverse.

Keep bashing Bush and Cheney if it makes you feel better, too bad you didn't vote for Kerry. It's not like Bush and Cheney have been busy needlepointing for the last 5 years either.


15 posted on 05/02/2006 9:40:45 PM PDT by KJC1 (Bush is fighting the War on Terror, Dems are fighting the War on Bush)
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To: gwb43_2004

Aw, c'mon Mr Cheney.

Why does every member of the Bush administration have to give in to the manufactured "public opinion" horse$hit of the MSM.

Lots of Americans love Dick Cheney.

I just don't get this administration's continual roll over act....


16 posted on 05/02/2006 9:40:49 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: gwb43_2004

"Polls have shown Cheney's popularity hovering around the 20 per cent mark."

Can someone please tell me why? I can not remember a VEEP having a lower approval rating than the Prez since Spiro Agnew, VEEP to Nixon.


17 posted on 05/02/2006 9:41:21 PM PDT by no dems (A Winning Campaign Theme for a Conservative in '08: "PUTTING AMERICA FIRST")
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To: no dems
Well i think its because he has been vilified by the main stream media
18 posted on 05/02/2006 10:01:32 PM PDT by gwb43_2004 (I love W)
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To: gwb43_2004

You are probably correct.


19 posted on 05/02/2006 10:04:43 PM PDT by no dems (A Winning Campaign Theme for a Conservative in '08: "PUTTING AMERICA FIRST")
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To: no dems
What do you predict for the republican party come this november?

Joe Scarbrough was saying that the Republicans are going to lose.

20 posted on 05/02/2006 10:07:57 PM PDT by gwb43_2004 (I love W)
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To: KJC1
"My image might be better out there ... if I spent more time as a public figure trying to improve my image, but that's not why I'm here," Cheney said.

I love this guy.

21 posted on 05/02/2006 10:10:20 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw

I think the MSM need to realise this is NOT a popularity contest.


22 posted on 05/02/2006 10:11:21 PM PDT by gwb43_2004 (I love W)
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To: gwb43_2004

They'll lose a few seats but they will retain control of both Houses; trust me on this one. If I'm wrong, remind me on November 8th that I was wrong.


23 posted on 05/02/2006 10:22:28 PM PDT by no dems (A Winning Campaign Theme for a Conservative in '08: "PUTTING AMERICA FIRST")
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To: KJC1
It's not like Bush and Cheney have been busy needlepointing for the last 5 years either.

Regarding immigration and the borders, I'd prefer they were needlepointing. They'd do less harm.

24 posted on 05/02/2006 10:23:55 PM PDT by dagnabbit (George Bush deported my children to Amerexico.)
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To: no dems

Well i will put my money on the Pubbies.
The MSM never reflects true public opinion or the opinion of those who really vote .


25 posted on 05/02/2006 10:25:09 PM PDT by gwb43_2004 (I love W)
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To: the_Watchman
I'd rather hunt with Cheney
Than drive with Teddy

Perfect.

26 posted on 05/02/2006 10:27:37 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: dagnabbit
Regarding immigration and the borders, I'd prefer they were needlepointing. They'd do less harm.

That calls for elaboration.

27 posted on 05/02/2006 10:28:44 PM PDT by KJC1 (Bush is fighting the War on Terror, Dems are fighting the War on Bush)
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To: dagnabbit

By the way, however inadvertant, you made me think of a new tagline.


28 posted on 05/02/2006 10:33:33 PM PDT by KJC1 (Bush-bashing: breakfast of armchair champions.)
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To: gwb43_2004

Cheney does Popeye:

I ams what I ams.


29 posted on 05/02/2006 11:21:29 PM PDT by MedicalMess
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To: no dems

Because the MSM says so. If the polls were conducted, they would probably show that 70% or more of these respondents couldn't pick him out of a series of photographs. I wish he was more popular, I think he would be an awesome president.


30 posted on 05/03/2006 12:01:11 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: facedown; the_Watchman
I have the tee shirt

31 posted on 05/03/2006 6:29:58 AM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Excellent!


32 posted on 05/03/2006 6:33:02 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: gwb43_2004
You're exactly right. The 'Rats and their MSM allies have demonized both Bush and Cheney since well before they took office. The non-stop barrage from the alphabet channels is a very powerful force. I'm amazed by the number of people who actually believe the news spin they see on such outlets and who actually believe what they read in the papers. And, Cheney admits that he's done nothing to counter these attacks.

Perhaps we're better off that this administration hasn't bothered to play the PR game. Look at how much effort Clinton spent on daily PR spin and constant campaigning just to stay in office, and look at what that left us open to in terms of a major economic recession and unprecidented terrorist attacks. However, I wouldn't object to some effort being expended on PR. It's at the point where all someone on the left has to do to win (in his weak mind) a political argument is to utter code words or phrases like "Halliburton" or "oil" or "Bush lied."

33 posted on 05/03/2006 6:41:01 AM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Enhance Capitol security: Censure Cynthia!)
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