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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
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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To: martosko
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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To: martosko

"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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To: martosko

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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To: martosko
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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To: martosko

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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To: skeeter
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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To: N. Theknow
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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To: martosko

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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To: RockinRight

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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To: ken21

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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To: Big Horn
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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To: martosko

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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To: martosko

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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To: RockinRight
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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To: pgkdan; RockinRight

The entire shot down vs. crashed re: Flight 93 is more of a pure example of how information and decision flows in a time of crisis are subject to being about the reactive mode rather than proactive mode. The best battle plans only last until first contact with the enemy then you have to rely on good training and proper leadership at every level.


21 posted on 08/30/2011 8:05:44 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Lou L

Wasn’t there some thought that grounding the planes stopped a hijack crew in St.Louis and that they fled to Mexico by train.


22 posted on 08/30/2011 8:06:21 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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Wasn’t there some thought that grounding the planes stopped a hijack crew in St.Louis and that they fled to Mexico by train.

I hadn't heard of that before your post. Choosing St. Louis would be an interesting departure--the hijacker terrorists chose large planes departing for trans-US routes, as they would have more fuel in them. Still, St. Louis might've been a good choice to fly into a building in say, Chicago.

23 posted on 08/30/2011 8:46:54 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Lou L

Gotcha - I remember that now, actually.


24 posted on 08/30/2011 9:03:22 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
I suppose they are referring to the average man in the street's knowledge not us geeks :o)
25 posted on 08/30/2011 8:01:34 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: KC Burke

Absolutely also the profits from Lynne Cheney’s children’s books she wrote during Dick Cheney’s term as VP; this again is rarely mentioned.


26 posted on 08/30/2011 8:06:00 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: wordsofearnest

My memory isn’t the best but I think Atlanta was where I heard a group there was noticed that fled right after it was announced that all flights had been grounded.


27 posted on 08/30/2011 8:10:44 PM PDT by xp38
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To: snugs
"I suppose they are referring to the average man in the street's knowledge not us geeks :o)"

Problem with that is, the same geeks that read George Bush's Decision Points will be the same audience reading this book. I do imagine that Cheney will be much more blunt in his assesment of people than 'W' was. He will also be willing to take Rumsfeld's side in more instances. It's always interesting to read memoirs of two people about the same events. It gives different perspectives and helps to fill in a better picture.
28 posted on 08/31/2011 4:30:29 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: RockinRight

??????

Agreed.


29 posted on 09/22/2013 9:33:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Liberty Valance

Amazing how they let Scooter suffer the political witch hunt.


30 posted on 09/22/2013 9:34:35 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: KC Burke

From what I understand, the vast majority of it went to Charities that help poor Black Children living in D.C. Can’t let that out, now can they?

I thought it was more like a $20 Million Payday, which happens to be much less than DEMOCRAT Harold Raines got for ruining Fannie Mae. I think DEMOCRAT Jamie Gorelick got $20 Million for her efforts there as well. But they hate the evil Dick Cheney for being “rich” as well as blaming him for everything and anything they can imagine.

My B-I-L says Cheney is a War Criminal. His hatred for Cheney is rabid. After he informed me of this self revelation, we barely communicate. He is now one of THEM, much to my chagrin. The Obama virus got to him, like it has to millions of Americans.

I had the pleasure of seeing V.P. Cheney in person on numerous occasions. He is a deliberate man, an adult, and we are being ruled by spoiled Children.

If Eddie Haskell was a Mulatto, he would be Obama.

Didn’t mean to go off topic, but something clicked when I read you Post.


31 posted on 09/22/2013 10:10:50 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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