November 02, 2010


Bush Considered Dumping Cheney

In his forthcoming memoir, Decision Points, former President George W. Bush writes that he considered dumping Vice President Dick Cheney from his 2004 reelection ticket to dispel the myths about Cheney's power in the White House and "demonstrate that I was in charge," the New York Times reports.

"The idea came from Mr. Cheney, who offered to drop out of the race one day during a private lunch between the two men in mid-2003. 'I did consider the offer,' Mr. Bush writes, and spent several weeks exploring the possibility of replacing Mr. Cheney with Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee, the majority leader, before opting against the switch."










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