Among The 18 Percent

Ira Stoll writes:

The book quotes Senator McCain as saying, "Dick [Cheney] doesn't like campaigning." Nothing in the Hayes book suggests that Mr. Cheney is about to do it except for that the vice president spent nearly 30 hours cooperating with the author and apparently gave the okay for many of his friends and colleagues to grant similar access. The Richard Cheney described in this book isn't vain enough to do that simply for his reputation in history. My own guess okay, hope is that Mr. Cheney has taken a look at the Republican presidential field and sees an opening. If Iowa and New Hampshire Republicans start receiving copies of " Cheney" in their mailboxes, Mr. Cheney's popularity may yet begin to climb.