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August 24, 2011


Cheney Kept Letter of Resignation in Safe

Former Vice President Dick Cheney tells NBC News that he had a letter of resignation ready from shortly after he became vice president. Only President George W. Bush and a Cheney staffer knew about the letter.

Said Cheney: "I did it because I was concerned that -- for a couple of reasons. One was my own health situation. The possibility that I might have a heart attack or a stroke that would be incapacitating. And, there is no mechanism for getting rid of a vice president who can't function."

Cheney kept the signed letter locked in a safe, he reveals in the memoir In My Time, which comes out Tuesday.

Of the other revelations in the book, Cheney said: "There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington."














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