Through the closed door we can still hear him cackling. In the early nineteen-sixties, Cheney dropped out of Yale twice, but one professor there made a deep impression on him. That was H. Bradford Westerfield, a diplomatic historian who believed that it was possible that the United States would fall victim to a Communist takeover.
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You know, my dad's a fiscal conservative. My dad voted against every one of George Bush's pledges. Every one of George Bush's pledges has been hugely in debt. George Bush will go down in history as the most fiscally liberal president in our history, because of the huge amount of money spent overseas and all the money spent domestically. Some say, oh, it was spent on the war on terror.
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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?