“It’s been a quarter-century since the Cheney family, dog included, piled into an RV and traveled around Wyoming, going from rodeo to small-town parade in that summer of 1978 to urge voters to elect Dick Cheney to the U.S. House of Representatives,” Susan Baer reports for The Baltimore Sun.
“Today, the family is out in full force again, with the vice president’s two grown daughters putting aside their careers to devote themselves to their father’s political success – Elizabeth Cheney, 37, traveling the country giving speeches for the Bush-Cheney re-election team; Mary Cheney, 35, overseeing her father’s vice presidential run,” Baer reports. “With political instincts honed over three decades of watching their father navigate the currents of power, the two women have emerged as two of his closest advisers and confidantes, trusted allies fiercely devoted to him and the Bush agenda.”
Baer reports, “Vice President Cheney has evolved over the past three years into a sort of dark, mysterious figure, his retreats to ‘undisclosed locations’ a metaphor for the nearly invisible yet powerful role he’s played. His family life, too, has been kept largely under wraps, though in some ways it is remarkably ordinary, right down to the iPod the vice president received from his children for Christmas.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Just how many Perry Como tunes fit in an iPod, you ask? Sorry, that’s classified information.