Former Vice President Dick Cheney maintained an elusive stance, to say the least, during his years in the White House, but since leaving office he’s made himself more visible and vocal on the public stage. For his next act, he’s working on a memoir—but somehow the term tell-all doesn’t quite seem to fit the bill in this particular case. —KA
“What I know about the book is what he is telling other people about the book. And that’s not often very much,” said Bart Gellman, Washington Post national reporter and author of “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency.”
But today’s Washington Post lists several sources close to Cheney, saying the former vice president has been surprisingly candid about his disappointment with the final few years of the Bush administration.
“The implication was that Bush had gone soft on him,” one confidante told the Post.
Gellman said, “The thing he regrets most is that Bush walked away from him. George Bush softened.”