Skip to comments.Dick Cheney’s memoir will have ‘very strong views,’ daughter Liz says
Posted on 05/18/2011 7:40:56 PM PDT by Jewels1091
NEW YORK Dick Cheney has finished his memoir, according to his daughter, and the book is scheduled to come out on Aug. 30.
Liz Cheney said that the former vice presidents manuscript was turned in at the beginning of the month. She said the book, currently being edited, will be very straightforward, with a lot of in-depth analysis of really critically important issues. Cheneys memoir, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, is being published by Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster run by Republican strategist and former Cheney aide Mary Matalin.
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I would expect nothing less.
I guess he will be pushing that homosexual stuff that his family has been pushing for the last couple of years.
Rummy’s book was really excellent. I’m looking forward to Cheney’s.
“I guess he will be pushing that homosexual stuff that his family has been pushing for the last couple of years.”
You probably won’t even be mentioned.
That’s pretty lame... can’t you think of a better slander than that?
As opposed to Simon & Schuster, a 'liberal imprint' of ... Simon & Schuster.
Looking forward to reading Vice-President Cheney's book.
I wish Cheney could have run for President in 2012. He would clean the floor with 0bama during the debates.
There are ‘regular’ politicians, and then there’s people like Cheney, which are rare.
Yep I’ve always thought VP Cheney’s book would be the score settling hide the women and childen and metrosexuals type book. Looking forward to it.
I was just getting hyped about the book when I read in the link that Cheney has end stage heart failure. I’m guessing it’s a VAD they put in his heart, which isn’t a good sign. If it’s a BIVAD he doesn’t have a pulse now either.
I think a better title would be “Lick Me”.
Bush really disappointed me with his pandering to the libs and the moderates by throwing Scooter Libby under the bus — and throwing Rummy under the bus — etc.
Cheney was the only true conservative on that ticket. With his heart problems, I suspect he lets W have it a bit, and W will deserve it.
I am reading Bush’s book and would like to read Rummy’s next. You have to hand to Rummy he’s gone on alot of unfrieddly media places like MSNBC & David Letterman to talk of his book.
I can dream, can’t I?
I can’t wait either. I’ve read no other GWB era memoirs except for “Decision Points.” I’m only interested in Dubya’s and Dick Cheney’s books. Then maybe later I might pick up Rummy’s and others.
Rummy’s is actually very good, and very well written.
Cheney got an LVAD last July. At the time it was reported he’d have no pulse.
I don’t know what a VAD is, or what the stages of heart failure are (everything seems to have stages these days), but VP Cheney has been looking very frail over the past year. So sad. I wish him all the best, although for a man with his heart disease history, he’s beaten the odds, it seems.
Ditto. Cheney was the one I supported most on that ticket. His 2000 nomination speech was great.
GWB might have disappointed you self-styled real conservatives, but you folks have seriously dissapointed me.
Rumsfeld is underappreciated even here on FR. But if I had to pick a govt figure to be stranded on a desert island with (does this sound like a canteen idea or what?) — it’d be Rumsfeld, for sure.
Hard to imagine Cheney with strong views;) Can’t wait to read it, sad to see he needs to make a decision regarding a heart transplant.
I am shocked. Shocked.
Heart failure is called the cardiologist's cancer. It can lead to wasting as the tissues don't get enough nutrients and oxygen. Sometimes the heart will recover after a period with an LVAD. If not, he'll need a transplant.
Sounds like a thread to me:)
>>> GWB might have disappointed you self-styled real conservatives, but you folks have seriously dissapointed me. >>>
Self styled conservatives? I voted for Bush twice and he was clearly better than Gore or Kerry so I don’t apologize for those votes - but he was no conservative. He had some conservative views but it wasn’t who he was. I suspect Cheney’s book will point this out. The “new tone” pointed it out too.
Well he did the most important thing a President can do...went after the creeps who attacked us, and he didn’t care who didn’t like the ways he did it, he just did it! And he didn’t care who whined about water boarding, he just ordered it done. And if you read any of the special ops books published after 9-11, he actually took a cooler and dry ice so they could bring GWB osama’s head on a platter!
Shocked that Rummy’s is good? Or were you sarcastic? I couldn’t tell.
But I would expect nothing less. Rummy was perhaps the most intelligent man in the administration. His press briefings were priceless. And I also know his former speech writer (not me) and he’s a good writer and he helped with the book.
I really enjoyed Bush’s book too. All of the Bush and Rumsfeld detractors should read those books. I think they’d come away with a very different take on those men.
Rummy’s book is unique in that it really takes advantage of the Internet. It’s a great way to do a book like that. There’s a website that functions as a companion to the book. For most footnotes you can actually go look up the whole original document. If he refers to some memo, or some cable, he’s got the originals scanned in and indexed.
I got lost for many hours rummaging around in the footnote documentation. It’s really fascinating to see some of that stuff. You get a much better feel for the subject matter.
I’ve never seen anything like it.
Well that’s what we call doing the job he asked to have - and from what I can tell he did not do it alone. But I admit he did do a good job in a lot of ways. And he is likeable. HOWEVER....
The problem was that he refused to engage the enemy in the arena of ideas and therefore a pretty decent President ended up with a 26% approval rating simply because he would not engage — and it led to a discrediting of the entire conservative movement and the entire GOP — which led to the election of the worst President in our history.
When he would not defend himself, he was refusing to defend US who supported him and that is not forgiveable IMO.
That is Bush’s legacy, a decent President who nonetheless gave us Obama.
President Bush DID NOT give us bambi! Every single conservative who sat on their butts (to teach ‘them’ a lesson’) and every union thug that invented people that voted gave us bambi. Well, what lesson was learned? That a majority of the American population can be pretty damn dumb and the country goes down the crapper?
I don’t think W threw either Libby or Rummy under any bus. To pardon Libby is to say that he was guilty of something. To commute the sentence still gives him the option of winning an appeal. Rumsfeld was ready to go when he went. He speaks pretty frankly about it in his own book. There is just no doubt at all that Rumsfeld had, and still has, an enormous respect for George W.
I’ll agree the stay at home voters helped give us Obama too, but there were not enough of those to make the difference. I did not stay at home.
But if you don’t think Bush’s new tone and his refusal to fight the ideological fight has not done tremendous harm to the conservative movement and to the Republican Party, then you are not paying attention to how critical the arena of ideas is and how critical the “bully pulpit” is as a weapon of the Presidency.
As Rush said on the day after election day 08 ...the first few seconds of his show “the new tone has come home to roost.” And indeed it has.
Bush didn’t give us Obama... the media did. The prospect of a “first black President” was just too juicy of a thing. That’s how somebody with zero executive experience and no real job in life gets elected. The media asked no questions. From the moment he began his campaign it was a forgone conclusion, especially once McCain became the opponent. There was never a chance.
Rummy’s book is outstanding, and he’s a great man. I’m looking forward to reading Cheney’s book soon. My (sarcastic) shock is in reply to the headline: a book by the VP has “strong views?” Really?
Self-styled REAL conservatives. Don’t overlook the adjective I used. As for GWB, he was indeed a conservative president, moreso than most of those “real” conservatives here will credit. If I wasn’t responding to you via my cell phone, I’d provide a list of the numerous conservative policies he instituted. He was, in several respects, more conservative than Reagan.
That's Darth Cheney to you, O'Bongo.
. . . as opposed to you "cum-pash-un-et cun-servi-tiv's" ?????
Sorry guys but conservatives don’t support homosexualizing the military.
Whenever I want to get the dem inlaws goat; all I have to bring up is Cheny; they go off like rockets. I figure I’ll send them a new book to come out in August.
No...as opposed to people who don’t go around ruling out everyone who dares to have any opinions that deviate even one iota from their own.
I don’t recall that being something that Dick Cheney ever supported.
Maybe you should just get over yourself. Maybe that’s it.
You admit your ignorance of this basic political knowledge and tell me to get over myself.
CHENEY: Twenty years ago, the military were strong advocates of dont ask/dont tell, when I was secretary of defense. I think things have changed significantly since then. I see that Don Mullen or Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has indicated his belief that we ought to support a change in the policy. So I think my guess is the policy will be changed.
KARL: And do you think thats a good thing? I mean, is it time to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military?
CHENEY: I think the society has moved on. I think its partly a generational question. I say, Im reluctant to second-guess the military in this regard, because theyre the ones that have got to make the judgment about how these policies affect the military capability of our of our units, and that first requirement that you have to look at all the time is whether or not theyre still capable of achieving their mission, and does the policy change, i.e., putting gays in the force, affect their ability to perform their mission?
When the chiefs come forward and say, We think we can do it, then it strikes me that its its time to reconsider the policy. And I think Admiral Mullen said that.
Dick Cheney rarely takes a position that places him at a more progressive tilt than President Obama. But on Monday, the former vice president did just that, saying that he supports gay marriage as long as it is deemed legal by state and not federal government.
Speaking at the National Press Club for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation journalism awards, Cheney was asked about recent rulings and legislative action in Iowa and elsewhere that allowed for gay couples to legally wed.
“I think that freedom means freedom for everyone,” replied the former V.P. “As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish. The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don’t support. I do believe that the historically the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level. It has always been a state issue and I think that is the way it ought to be handled, on a state-by-state basis. ... But I don’t have any problem with that. People ought to get a
shot at that.”
At a campaign rally in this Mississippi River
town, Cheney spoke supportively about gay
relationships, saying freedom means freedom
for everyone, when asked about his stand on
Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so its an
issue our family is very familiar with, Cheney
told an audience that included his daughter
. . .. .which is precisely what you have accused me of doing, Hypocrite.
".. . tha-at's right, I said it"
(borrowing from Mark Levin)
Good on ya
What the hell are you talking about? I haven't accused you of a single thing.