Vice President Dick Cheney's Role In the Bush Administration

Guests: Walter Mondale Former, Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981 Former, Democratic Party presidential nominee in 1984 Partner at the Law Firm of Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, MN Paul Light Director, Governmental Studies, Brookings Institution Author, Vice-Presidential Power : Advice and Influence in the White House (Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 1984) David Gergen Professor of Public Service at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard Author, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton (Simon & Schuster, September 2000) Adviser in the White House to four Presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton Dan Quayle Vice President in the George Bush Senior Administration He holds a job described by a previous officeholder as "not worth a bucket of warm...(spit)." But Dick Cheney has elevated the Vice President's job to new heights, wielding unprecedented power in the Bush administration. He's the White House's go-to-guy, responsible for everything from appointments to the budget to breaking tied votes in the Senate. With his vast Washington experience and close working relationship with President Bush, Cheney holds a unique position unlike that of any other V-P. Join Juan Williams and guests for a discussion about the pivotal role Dick Cheney plays in the Bush White House.



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