September 11, 2009
HOLY Halliburton! Dick Cheney to run for president in 2012! Gadzooks! If he is elected, it would be like the perpetrator returning to the scene of the crime. Also, those who elected him could be considered accessories before and after the fact. Bob Singer Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
June 21, 1993 |
The Quiet Man of the Republican Party is quietly positioning himself for a possible 1996 presidential race. Dick Cheney, sometime secretary of defense, sometime White House chief of staff, is thinking that next time, he just might be the guy to carry the GOP banner. As usual, Cheney is going about his work in the most unobtrusive way possible. I caught up with him the other day in his office at the American Enterprise Institute, next door to the one where his wife, Lynne, the former chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is writing her book on the conflicts between academia and the rest of America.
March 15, 2013
* THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DICK CHENEY. 9 p.m. Friday, Showtime. YOU'D HAVE to have strong feelings about Dick Cheney to spend two hours on Friday night watching a documentary about him. Fortunately for Showtime, where "The World According to Dick Cheney" makes its TV premiere this week, plenty of people have strong feelings about Cheney, whose vice presidency made him a lightning rod for controversy. And a willing one, at that. In the excerpts from several days of interviews with documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler ("The War Room," "The September Issue")
March 6, 2006
WHERE was the coverage of Al Gore trashing our country to the Saudis? Dick Cheney has a hunting accident, and it's everywhere. All the arrogant press can talk about is how they should've been informed as soon as it happened. (I guess the vice president should've let his friend lie bleeding while he took the time to phone it in.) Al Gore, meanwhile, shoots his mouth off in another country, stirring up anti-American sentiment, and the press doesn't seem to care. Steve Tuso, Aldan
September 9, 2004
TO CHRISTINE M. Flowers (OpEd, "Honor the father"): I think that you are glossing over a few important points. It was sad for humanity, sad for gays, sad for the Cheney family and sad for Mary that she was not invited onto the podium to celebrate her father's nomination, while her "acceptable to conservatives" sibling, brother-in-law and children were there. Dick Cheney delivered his "softer side" revelations regarding gay relationships a few days before the GOP convention began.
September 7, 2011 |
IF YOU THINK that on the 10th anniversary you know the whole story of 9/11 - and here I'm addressing conspiracy-minded "truthers" and the 13 percent who approved of the job Dick Cheney did as vice president - actually, you don't. Time has upheld the broad story line of how hijackers loyal to Osama bin Laden hijacked four planes and killed nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001 - claims about holograms being used to attack buildings instead of jetliners notwithstanding. At the same time, the dictum of famed investigative reporter I.F. Stone about all governments - i.e., they lie - is no less true about 9/11 than any other event.
February 15, 2006
"Blog" is short for "Web log," a diary on the Internet. Blogs can be endless and self-indulgent, or thoughtful and challenging. "Blog Cabin" offers a selection from recent high-profile blogs. Dick Cheney If so, I want to live in Texas http://unclekage. livejournal.com Dick Cheney accidentally shot prominent lawyer Harry Whittington in the face during a hunting trip. He was later given a warning for, as a local news report just stated, "failing to have the proper endorsement on his hunting license.
July 16, 2004
RE OREN M. Spiegler's "Hold Your Tongue" letter (June 29): If someone impugned my personal integrity, I'd say the same thing to them that Dick Cheney said to Pat Leahy, plus a few additional favorite phrases of Irish invective! After all, Leahy accused Cheney of "war profiteering. " I don't recall Mr. Spiegler sending you a righteously indignant letter when John Kerry used the "f"-verb a few months ago, a highly publicized occurrence - when Kerry does it, it's OK by Speigler.
March 7, 2001 |
George W. Bush's first faith-based initiative may have been selecting Dick Cheney as vice president. It was an act of faith, not only in Cheney but in the doctors who must monitor Cheney's health on a near-daily basis. President Bush - and now all of us - must believe that Cheney will follow their medical advice, even if it means reducing his schedule or stepping down. We heard two things about Dick Cheney's heart last year when his medical history loomed as a threat to the Bush/Cheney Presidential campaign: They told us it was a non-issue.
November 25, 2000
Add us to the large list of people happy that Dick Cheney has recovered from his mild heart attack and is now resting with his family. In the wake of his ailment, some of the bitter partisanship of the last few weeks took a breather. Calling the hospital, Joe Lieberman, his rival for the job of vice president, showed high class by wishing Cheney a happy Thanksgiving. But no matter how mild, the fact that Dick Cheney has now suffered his fourth heart attack is cause for great concern.