Not really. But a new biography gives as intimate a glimpse of the vice-president as Americans are likely to get. As the meeting was about to start, the king placed a small silver box in his translator's hand and briefly spoke with him in Arabic.
Born in in Nebraska, Dick Cheney entered politics in Beginning as an intern for the Senate, Cheney quickly rose to power by first becoming an aide to the Wisconsin governor, then working for President Richard Nixon 's administration in Bush in
Donald Rumsfeld looked skeptically across his White House desk at the graduate student and congressional fellow from Wyoming. It wasand Rumsfeld was the newly appointed head of the Office of Economic Opportunity, and a close adviser to President Richard Nixon. When Rumsfeld was a congressman from Illinois, he had flatly rejected this fellow when he came looking for a legislative aide job.
He reigns, in the popular liberal imagination, as the Lord Voldemort of the world stage: he whose location m ust not be named, a dark, didactic, unyielding presence who shoots first and asks questions later, and who answers to no one, not even the president he supposedly serves. But there is a dwindling corps of old Washington hands who remember when Dick Cheney was not the Dark Lord, but the bright young wizard from Wyoming who ran the Ford White House at age 34, the youngest presidential chief of staff in American history. They remember when the curled-lip expression now assumed to be a malevolent sneer was only a lopsided smile. It turns out that Dick Cheney remembers, too.
Dick Cheney has been one of the most influential vice-presidents in American history. With his quiet but determined demeanour, he has sometimes been seen as an eminence grise behind the Bush presidency. He was certainly influential in charting the course for war against Saddam Hussain.
Who would have thought a movie about a former vice president would have the biggest buzz going into the awards season? Bush, and Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld. Having opened Christmas Day, movie-goers are expected to fill theaters for weeks to come.
When Gerald Ford lost the election, his young chief of staff, Dick Cheney, decided to return with his family wife Lynne and daughters Liz and Mary to Wyoming, his home state, to run for office. ByCheney was serving in the U. House of Representatives, and the family was living in McLean, Virginia.
Email address:. There are few political figures in recent US history who have had more impact and influence than Richard B Cheney. Cheney rose from modest roots in his native Wyoming to become the youngest White House chief of staff in American history under President Gerald Ford at age