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Heavy Heart
Weekly Standard, by Tevi Troy

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Posted By:Drive, 1/17/2014 11:13:49 AM

Those who follow politics know that Dick Cheney’s biography is an extraordinary one. His rapid ascension from Capitol Hill intern (and Yale dropout) in 1969 to White House chief of staff by 1974 is one of the fastest rises in American political annals. It was so fast, and he rose so high, that it comes second only to Theodore Roosevelt’s five-year ascent from New York City police commissioner to assistant secretary of the Navy to New York governor to vice president to president. And Cheney, unlike Roosevelt, was completely unknown when he started his climb.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/17/2014 11:26:13 AM     (No. 9695648)

If reporters wrote the same way back then, that they do now, Teddy woulda whipped their azzes in a most public way.

To bad Cheney couldn´t get away with that. Hmmm, there is however hunting, heh...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/17/2014 11:37:44 AM     (No. 9695673)

I am now and have always been an enormous Dick Cheney fan.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/17/2014 11:53:16 AM     (No. 9695713)

Ascending from lecturer to state senator to U.S. Senator to President in 12 years may not best Roosevelt in the record books, but deserves an asterisk with the note: "all while doing nothing."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dittohead, 1/17/2014 1:19:00 PM     (No. 9695855)

I personally think they are all (no matter their party) from the same group and all have backing and money from someone to get them where they are - everything is planned, everyone is planted.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: losgatos, 1/17/2014 1:24:12 PM     (No. 9695859)

I´ve also always been a big Cheney fan. My husband and I ran into a retired lobbyist from Wyoming some years ago. Someone had made up a photo album with many signed photos of DC politicians as a gift for his retirement. When we came to Cheney´s photo we both said he was our favorite. The guy said you made a good choice because he´s the smartest AND nicest of the whole lot.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/17/2014 6:20:38 PM     (No. 9696177)

Thanks for that personal anecdote, #5. It confirms what I have always believed. I thank God that this man was Vice-President for eight years. We will never know, this side of Heaven, the disasters he was probably able to avert because he was never afraid of the MSM. God bless every minute of his wonderful retirement in gorgeous Wyoming.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: velox, 1/17/2014 9:04:23 PM     (No. 9696356)

The Best there ever was!

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