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10 things you didnít know about Dick Cheney
The Daily Caller ^ | 08/30/2011 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 08/30/2011 6:34:03 AM PDT by martosko

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says his book, which hits bookstores Tuesday, will make heads explode.

While early leaks of the manuscript have focused on revelations about rifts among officials in the Bush administration, The Daily Caller has combed through the 527 pages of his autobiography, “In My Time,” in search of nuggets you may not have known about Cheney.

Here’s what we’ve learned:

  1. Cheney thought the military had taken down passenger planes on 9/11
  2. Cheney laid out reasons why he shouldn’t be VP before being picked
  3. Donald Rumsfeld once rejected Cheney as an intern
  4. Cheney’s first heart attack dates back to his first campaign
  5. Cheney wrote resignation letter in case he was unable to fulfill duties
  6. Cheney explains why he told Sen. Leahy to “f**k yourself.”
  7. Cheney thought Newt was ‘fascinating to watch’
  8. Cheney decided against presidential run in 1996
  9. Cheney regrets not issuing a press statement earlier on shooting friend during hunting trip
  10. Cheney considered Rumsfeld for VP in 2000

(Excerpt) Read more at thedc.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; cheney; inmytime; rumsfeld
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This is all the best stuff in the book, minus the liberal spin.
1 posted on 08/30/2011 6:34:13 AM PDT by martosko
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Cheney explains why he told Sen. Leahy to “f**k yourself.”

Responding to overwhelming constituent requests?

2 posted on 08/30/2011 6:39:40 AM PDT by icanhasbailout (Draft Napolitano 2012)
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"Except for the occasional heart attack, I never felt better."
--Dick Cheney

3 posted on 08/30/2011 6:40:45 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: martosko

bump


4 posted on 08/30/2011 6:40:48 AM PDT by gibsosa
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I dunno... I enjoyed hearing a key leader finally call Colin Powell out for the phony he is.


5 posted on 08/30/2011 6:43:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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Cheney thought the military had taken down passenger planes on 9/11

?????

6 posted on 08/30/2011 6:44:06 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: icanhasbailout

My thought on that one was that it needs no explanation - it was simply what I and many other Americans wanted to say to Leahy for years.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 6:45:24 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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Uh, if you read George W Bush’s Decision Points you would already know points 1,2 and 5 so I’m not sure how these are new things we didn’t know about Cheney.


8 posted on 08/30/2011 6:46:07 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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I dunno... I enjoyed hearing a key leader finally call Colin Powell out for the phony he is.

Those weren't stars on Powell's uniform, they were asterisks.

As in: Four * General Colin Powell *affirmative action rank

9 posted on 08/30/2011 6:47:13 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama and the Dems - The flash mob raiding the Treasury.)
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10 posted on 08/30/2011 7:00:05 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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All that was ever needed to neutralize Powell's reputation as an authorative republican media source was for anyone in his cohort to tell the truth about him.

Cheney is the only one who has the nads, apparently. Powell will never be able to pull off his phony act again.

11 posted on 08/30/2011 7:01:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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colin powell, an affirmative action appointee, is jealous of cheney’s success

and trying to head of the truth behind the scooter libby fiasco.

powell who sat next to the president bush quietly pretended to know nothing when his own associate had outed plame wilson.


12 posted on 08/30/2011 7:04:00 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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actually, that makes sense to me. Remember they initially said the pentagon got hit by a truck bomb?


13 posted on 08/30/2011 7:04:49 AM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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14 posted on 08/30/2011 7:14:07 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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This action by Powell will degrade him forever.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 7:29:00 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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This action by Powell will degrade him forever.

Not to mention his endorsement of Zero in 2008.

16 posted on 08/30/2011 7:38:00 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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No...I think the best paret is him bitch slapping the phony General, Colin Powell.


17 posted on 08/30/2011 7:51:36 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: RockinRight

That was discussed here on FR in 2001 and 2002 several times. Jets were scrambled from NAS Oceana and Langley AFB...reportedly with orders to take the plane down that crashed in PA. I believe that the passengers took the plane out, but if they hadn’t the AF would have.


18 posted on 08/30/2011 7:55:35 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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One of the greatest items that got little mention is that Cheney donated over 80% of a 90 million dollar windfall income from Haliburton to charity and the press generally did their best not to report it.


19 posted on 08/30/2011 7:59:03 AM PDT by KC Burke
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Cheney thought the military had taken down passenger planes on 9/11

At some point after the second plane flew into the WTC, two things happened. The FAA ordered all aircraft to land, and President Bush gave an order to shoot down any aircraft that wouldn't land.

When Flight 93 went down in Pennsylvania, the President, (and now we know that the VP) initially thought the military might've shot down that plane.

20 posted on 08/30/2011 8:00:47 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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