George W. Bush and secretary of defense —93 in the administration of Pres. George H. He was born in Nebraska and grew up in Casper , Wyoming. He entered Yale University in but failed to graduate. On August 29, , he married Lynne Vincent.
Remembering Why Americans Loathe Dick Cheney
Remembering Why Americans Loathe Dick Cheney - The Atlantic
He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska , and grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger , eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations, where he later served as the White House chief of staff , from to In , Cheney was elected to the U. House of Representatives representing Wyoming's at-large congressional district from to ; he was reelected five times, briefly serving as House minority whip in Cheney was selected to be the secretary of defense during the presidency of George H.
As the former vice president releases his memoir, it's useful to recall the many reasons why the vast majority of Americans disapproved of his tenure. When Vice President Dick Cheney left office, his approval rating stood at a staggeringly low 13 percent. Few political figures in history have been so reviled. As his memoir, In My Time , hits bookstores today, and he does a series of friendly interviews in the press, some Americans with short memories might wonder, "Why is it that so few were willing to endorse his performance in office?