The new Dick Cheney book, ′In My Time′, has received at least some approval from his former boss, George W. Bush. During a segment on ″Fox & Friends″ to promote the Patriot Golf charity, which funds scholarships for children of veterans, Bush commented on Cheney′s book. ″I′m glad members of my family are giving their version of what it was like to serve our country. I did the same thing. I put my version out there. And eventually, objective historians will analyze our administration and will draw objective conclusions.″ Bush would not discuss the controversy from Colin Powell ′cheap shots′ remark or how Condoleezza Rice is unhappy with the book. Dick Cheney, Vice President Darth Vader to some, even bashed Sen. John McCain a bit for opposing the Bush administration policies on interrogation of Al Qaeda terrorosts.
Having watched several of the TV interviews with Dick Cheney this week about his book, I′m not really sure what all the hub-bub is about? I have yet to hear anything of substance that was not already known before. Big deal that he had a letter of resignation ready to go covering his health. I′ve worked for companies that required you to submit a letter of resignation for the files the day you started.
George W. Bush understands that everybody has their own perspective on what happened during his administration. The new Dick Cheney book provides additional background and insights, and that is really about it. There is nothing Earth-shattering in his book. Any animosity between Cheney and Colin Powell or Condoleezza Rice over ′cheap shots′ is typical on two counts. Dick Cheney had spent part of his career with the Pentagon and there is a long standing rivalry between the State and Defense Departments. Plus, such rivalries are normal in any administration. Cheney has a right to tell his side of the story and he has done that. Dick Cheney is no Darth Vader, nor is he a John McCain.