At one point, Cheney writes that the McCain campaign refused to share its tracking polls with the Bush team once the senator's numbers began to "nosedive. Cheney for years has had intimate access to the sort of highly classified national security intelligence that Obama and his teams are only recently seeing. Cheney, the architect of those programs, barely hides his disdain in the book, insisting that McCain "lost his temper and stormed out of the meeting" he had set up with CIA Director Porter Goss to brief him on the intelligence gleaned from those interrogations. It tells us something we already know. Polls show he is one of the most unpopular people in national life. His comments made unmistakable that Cheney — likely more than former President Bush, who has not yet given post-White House interviews — is willing and even eager to spar with the new administration and its supporters over the issues he cares most about. At its best, though, Vice is an elaborate juggling act of ideas and techniques, including broad comedy, documentary footage, propaganda, fourth-wall-busting, vicious satire, expository narration, and reworked Shakespeare.
Dick Cheney Bashes John McCain In New Book
The interview, less than two weeks after the Bush administration ceded power to Obama, found the man who is arguably the most controversial — and almost surely the most influential — vice president in U. The choice, he alleged, reflects a naive mindset among the new team in Washington: Subscribe to The Portland Mercury 's newsletter Subscribe. Cheney for years has had intimate access to the sort of highly classified national security intelligence that Obama and his teams are only recently seeing. His standing in this public debate is beset by contradictions. See Roma in a Theater.