Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

The Stack

In My Time: The Index


In My Time

by Dick Cheney

with Liz Cheney

Threshold Editions 565pp; $35.00


 

B

Bremer, L. Paul

nonmention of, 1-565

 

C

Chalabi, Ahmed

nonmention of, 1-565

 

Cheney, Richard Bruce

“a firm believer in America,” 526

Christmas a “family time” in Cheney household, 178

deficits, national, nonimportance of $4.9 trillion increase during Bush-Cheney Administration, 502

DUIs of, (see also, Bush, George W.), 30, 38, 51-2, 157-8

celebrates President Gerald Ford’s leaving office with a Big Mac at Andrews Air Force Base McDonald’s, 108

elk, hunt of, interrupted by Iran-Contra scandal, 143

falls “full on, mouth-open, snoring asleep” during Cabinet meeting, 194

fishing trip interrupted by Soviet coup against Gorbachev, 229

great-great-grandfather’s participation in Sherman’s scorched-earth campaign in Georgia, 13-15, 156, 227, 304, 505

heart attacks of, 119, 150, 263, 293

modesty of, 92, 115, 153, 259-265, 284, 301, 417

“needless to say, not pleased” about cost overruns as Defense chief, 237

platitudinousness of, 1-565

pet Labrador Dave’s attempt to eat Presidential dog Barney at Camp David not viewed upon with favor by Barney’s owner, 338

presses wrong elevator button in Pentagon, stranding self in basement, 159

“really conservative,” 264

screamed at by Nelson Rockefeller for allegedly sabotaging sound system during 1976 GOP convention, 81

self-congratulation of, 38, 60, 94

skepticism of Nixon-era wage and price controls after Texas hatchery drowns 43,000 baby chicks, 62

undisclosed locations of, 337

(see also McDonald’s)

takes young daughters to Civil War reenactments, 57

Vietnam War, deferment from, but “would have been happy to serve in,” 36

Yale, multiple flunkings-out of, 26, 8,154, 156-7, 263

 

E

Edwards, John

“a less than serious senator,” 425

 

Environmental Groups

despicability of, 316

 

“Evil, Axis of”

nonmention of, 1-565

 

G

Gingrich, Newt

aggressive style not Cheney’s “personal cup of tea,” 131

 

Gorbachev, Mikhail

inadvertently insults, 167

is unimpressed by, 167

 

Gore, Al

mendacity of, 281

retraction of 2000 concession speech an “amateur hour,” 290

when all said and done, not a total dickhead, 303

 

I

Iraq War (see also “Mass Destruction, Weapons of”)

Democrats and liberals all in favor of, 366, 392-3

would do it again, 364

 

K

Katrina, Hurricane

“no doubt we could have done things better at all levels,” but local elected officials still incompetent fools, 432

 

Kissinger, Henry

goes ape when Cheney (DC) meets with U.S. ambassador to Warsaw in 1975, 84

tells DC that troop withdrawals are like “salted peanuts. Once you start, you can’t stop,” 43

 

L

Laffer, Arthur, economist

draws famous “Laffer Curve” on a cocktail napkin for DC, 78

 

Leahy, Senator Patrick

told by DC on Senate floor to perform quaint anatomical impossibility on self after Halliburton swipe, 262

 

Libby, Scooter

nonmention of role in securing Clinton pardon for client Marc Rich, 303

“grave error” of Bush for nonpardoning of, 410

lying to Valerie Plame grand jury not quite explained by, but whatever, 410

 

M

McCain, John

weird behavior of, 359

truly weird behavior of, 509

 

Media, general contempt for (see also, Post, Washington; Times, New York; Clymer, Adam) 88, 176, 238, 251, 274, 352, 495

 

“Mission Accomplished”

nonmention of, 1-565

 

O

Obama, Barack

announcement that as President will close Guantanamo prison within a year, 355So?, 520

 

P

Palin, Sarah

nonmention of, 1-565

 

Paulson, Henry

dry heaves of during 2008 financial crisis, 506

 

Powell, Colin

as chairman of Joint Chiefs during Desert Storm, more comfortable talking about poll numbers than recommending military options, 185

as Secretary of State, a disappointment, 425

bad ideas of, 380

two-facedness of (“it pains me to note”), 407-8

 

Putin, Vladimir

soul of seen through eyes by Bush approvingly, 326

soul of seen through eyes by DC with utter loathing, 326

rudeness of to Polish people, 428

 

R

Rice, Condoleeza

disastrousness of as National Security Advisor, 449

even worse disastrousness of as Secretary of State, 474-489

gullibility of in dealings with North Korea, 473-485

triggers entire Valerie Plame scandal, 405-6

 

Rumsfeld, Donald

brilliance of, 41-42

canniness of, 63

formidability of, 443

handsomeness of, 1-565

loyalty of, 1-565

nonsufferance of fools by, 420-484

rents camels with in Cairo, 55

responsibility for DC’s career, 51

 

S

Syria

advice to bomb nuclear reactor of ignored, 471

Israelis do it anyway, 472

 

T

Tenet, CIA Director George

“amateur hour out at CIA,” 403

calls evidence of Iraqi WMD “slam dunk,” 395

wimpiness for resigning before critical report on intelligence failures, 416

 

W

Waterboarding

effectiveness of, 344

entertainment value of, 345-565

 

Whittington, Harry

resemblance to quail of, 250

 

Wyoming

superiority to Washington of, 1-565


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus