He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska , and grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger , eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations, where he later served as the White House chief of staff , from to In , Cheney was elected to the U.
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On the evening of the presidential election, as the vote counting stretched late into the night, a weary Dick Cheney slipped into his hotel room in Austin to lie down. But his rest was soon interrupted when word arrived that Al Gore had just conceded. Cheney was awakened and told, albeit prematurely, that he had just been elected vice president. She writes that their mother, Lynne Cheney, was the one who stirred the future vice president. And then there is Alan Simpson, the former Wyoming senator and longtime Cheney friend, who believes he was the waker. The disparate memories of that night take on a little more meaning these days as the Cheney clan and its friends fracture over gay rights.
M ary Poppins Returns will face some unlikely competition for the Golden Globe award for best musical or comedy film in January. Vice, nominated in the same category, is a darkly comical biopic of former US vice-president Dick Cheney. An alternative title might have been Darth Vader Returns. A decade after leaving office, Cheney is widely seen as not only the most powerful VP in American history but also the most despised.
The personal quotes in the new biography of George HW Bush , Destiny and Power: the American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham, show he has neither given up his long struggle with English syntax, nor abandoned his protective feelings towards his son and successor in the White House. Both father and brother have sought to create distance without appearing to throw a close family member under a bus. For Bush Sr, the dilemma is all the more agonising as some of the White House advisers he now criticises are former employees he bequeathed to his son. The two were part of a group of foreign and security policy advisers that Bush Jr gathered around him during the election campaign. The latter two would emerge as the doves in the Bush administration, but at the time, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice were also seen as embodiments of continuity, steady hands at the side of a presidential candidate vulnerable to allegations of inexperience.