Skip to comments.Cheney acknowledges poor public image
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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I got no problem with Bigtime.
That is the essence of conservative practice, and the antithesis of celebrity-obsessed liberals.
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. :-)
I love Cheney's attitude. He's there to do a job, not run for Miss Congeniality. So refreshing.
He looks perfectly fine to me.
We are fortunate.
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.
Part of the team seeking to merge my country with Mexico. Sorry Mr. Cheney. Thumbs down on you too. Especially since you know better.
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.
LOL!! Nothing but negativity. Anybody change your diaper lately?
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.
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....
"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.
You are probably correct.
Joe Scarbrough was saying that the Republicans are going to lose.
I love this guy.
I think the MSM need to realise this is NOT a popularity contest.
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.
Regarding immigration and the borders, I'd prefer they were needlepointing. They'd do less harm.
Well i will put my money on the Pubbies.
The MSM never reflects true public opinion or the opinion of those who really vote .
That calls for elaboration.
By the way, however inadvertant, you made me think of a new tagline.
Cheney does Popeye:
I ams what I ams.
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.
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."