March 26th, 2010
11:41 AM ET
13 years ago

Rove initially didn't want Cheney

Washington (CNN) - If Karl Rove would have had his way – Dick Cheney would not have become vice president.

Rove explained how he laid out the arguments to then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush against choosing Cheney as a running mate, when asked in a CNN interview Thursday. Rove recounts the story in his new book, "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight."

"He was set on Cheney for vice president, and I thought it was a bad idea," Rove told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King.

Full story on the John King, USA blog

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Preston kathy

    carl belongs in the federal prison in marion ill

    March 25, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  2. Maria

    Bush lacks so much intelligence in all areas, if Rove is such an intelligent person and served as "Bush"s Brain" why didn't he do something to help out this guy be more articulate in his speech. Bush is such as disgrace everytime he speeks.

    March 25, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  3. btannerski

    One incarnation of the devil trying to prevent the development of another incarnation of the devil.

    Both are and will go down in history as one of the worst in their final role in public lilfe.

    I hope our country can overcome their arrogance!

    March 25, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
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