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Former vice president Dick Cheney spoke with CNN's John King yesterday. Today, The Post's Scott Wilson writes about the interview, in which Cheney "strongly disagreed with President Bush's decision not to pardon I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, saying his former chief of staff had been left 'hanging in the wind.'"

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 16, 2009; 11:19 AM ET
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Thank you Gator-Ron.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | March 16, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

John Quimbly

You save me from writing the same thing.

Posted by: Gator-ron | March 16, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Libby wouldn't be hanging in the wind if the former VP would just man-up.

It's real simple Mr. Cheney, you don't ask your staff to break the law and then hope the President waves a magic wand.

You either let your boy twist in the breeze as his reward for personal loyalty to you or you have the cojones to step forward and protect one of your own by taking the hit yourself.

See you at the trial.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | March 16, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse


Please see the new Cheney thread. At least 30% of Americans support Cheney, so he's still "relevant" to some of us. Admittedly, he earned low marks from Democrats (just 9% approved of him) and Independents were at 31% approval; he did rate 58% approval among his fellow Republicans though.

Posted by: JakeD | March 16, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

What good did Mr. Cheney's interview or comments do? Maybe to help feed his enormous egotistic appetite one more time. Hopefully this is the last time!

Posted by: 45summer | March 16, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Is Cheney is still relevant except to the extreme right-wing base? 8-years of a mess is a fact, not a mirage, folks!
And now Obama is trying to what the new goverment can to get US out of the huge mess. For those nay-sayers, unless you know a better plan how to govern and get us out of the Bush-mess, please wheel Cheney out of the room.

Posted by: SLin | March 16, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Just when you thought it's safe, along comes this War criminal. He who dodged Vietnam 5 times and has no qualms about sending young Americans to die for Halliburton. He lies and lies about his lies - all with a straight face. If he does not go away quietly then let's bring on a Special Prosecutor and put him and the "brush clearing" moron in prison where they belong.

Posted by: rickpill1 | March 16, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Cheney is right, Obama is using the economy as an excuse for a breathtaking expansion of government.

Cheney is criminally insane, so he doesn't see how the satanic evil he helped create in the Bush adminstration gave the American people no choice but to elect Obama and a bunch of democrats even though it is inevitable they will destroy the economy and create a government that would do Lenin proud.

Every single time people see an economic or social policy they don't like coming from the Obama administration, they should remember that it is going to become law, and that is Dick Cheney and the Republican Party's fault. If the Republicans hadn't abandoned everything else they stood for in order to become a bunch of war criminals under the de facto leadership of Cheney there would be some effective opposition to Obama's socialist policies.

In order to restore the rule of law, we need to apply the precedents set in Nuremberg and Asia in 1946 and hang Cheney, Bush, Wolfowitz, Rice, Feith, Yoo, Powell and perhaps LIbby.

Posted by: andycutler | March 16, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I thought his Dr. Stranglove impression he did with the wheelchair at the Obama Inauguration was fake, but now I KNOW it was a for real!!!

Posted by: bchandler1 | March 16, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse


No (have you urged Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, or Al Gore to "go away" too?).

Posted by: JakeD | March 16, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it time for Cheney to just go away?

Posted by: parkerfl1 | March 16, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

For everyone else, I would point out that Cheney agrees Obama did indeed came into power amid very difficult economic circumstances -- Cheney simply says he doesn't think the Bush Administration can be blamed for creating the economic woes -- he rightly notes that it's a global financial problem. Cheney says the idea that fault can assigned to the previous administration is "interesting rhetoric" but he doesn't think people care about that. At least not the vast majority in the middle of the political spectrum.

I also agree with Cheney that Obama / Democrats in Congress are using the recession as cover for a "massive expansion of government" and that Obama has already "made America less safe."

Posted by: JakeD | March 16, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Cheney is a paranoid psychopath. If he's lucky, he'll be able to use the insanity defense at his war crimes trial and get placed in an asylum rather than prison.

The clock is ticking. They're heading for the Hague.

Posted by: thebobbob | March 16, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

OTOH, I honestly wished that Cheney would have run against Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | March 16, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I honestly wish this traitor's Jarvik or whatever he has would blow a gasket and give this country some closure.

Posted by: captainkona | March 16, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

On July 21, 2007, Cheney was Acting President from 7:16 a.m. to 9:21 a.m. -- becoming the first Vice President to serve as Acting President more than once -- during those two hours, Cheney had the full legal authority to sign a Presidential Pardon.

Posted by: JakeD | March 16, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait to see what the Daily Show does with this.

Posted by: ocassiuso | March 16, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Cheney won't be news again until the headline reads either "Cheney indicted for War Crimes" or "Cheney on Deathbed." So don't worry if we "missed it"--Cheney has been "missing it" for 65 years now. Does ANYONE at the Post know what news is anymore?

Posted by: DouglasReynolds | March 16, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

The only thing I disagree with Cheney on is that HE (Cheney) should have pardoned Libby when he had the chance.

Posted by: JakeD | March 16, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

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