Cheney played a central role in shaping foreign policy, such as the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Career During his time as a student, Cheney received five draft deferments and so ensured he never saw combat during the Vietnam War. When Bush's son George W. Vice President Richard B. Cheney's daughter Mary is a lesbian who has been "out of the closet" for years; due to her previous job as "gay and lesbian corporate relations manager" for the Coors Brewing Company, she has been unironically described as a "professional lesbian. Vice, in his case, means "second in rank and acting as deputy for".
That led to the now famous hospital scene with top White House officials pressuring a resistant Ashcroft to overrule Comey. Bush was the decider, but Cheney, by limiting options and sometimes suppressing information, often framed the decision. In Cheney's case, he sought to be the sole advisor to W. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. Before Cheney, discussion about the vice presidency focused on how to make the office stronger, more effective.
Bush advocated a "kinder, gentler" America and initiated campaigns that ousted one foreign dictator and crippled another. Unless explicitly noted otherwise, all content licensed as indicated by RationalWiki:Copyrights. Cheney would go on to inherit Rumsfeld's old job of chief of staff. You'll learn about his early life and career in the process. Cheney was tasked with staffing the administration in , while everyone else was busying themselves with hanging, chads etc. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Though he publicly thanked the president for pardoning his former aide, Scooter Libby, he has also said publicly that he disagreed with the president's characterization of Mexican immigrants as "rapists" in his opening campaign speech, calling the remark "wrong.
In , he received a fellowship that allowed him to work on Capitol Hill. When Comey finally went to the White House after the hospital scene, both he and Bush were in for a rude shock. The RationalWiki Moderator Election has concluded and the results are now posted! As Cheney said himself, he 'had other priorities in the 60s than military service. It needs to be repealed; it was pushed through in a hurry, he says. He sells out his daughter Mary. For while others speak, he watches.