Condi Rice Disses Cheney 'Cheap Shots': I Never Cried

Former secretary of state says she never 'tearfully admitted' anything
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2011 7:37 AM CDT
Condoleezza Rice, it should be noted, has her own tome forthcoming: "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington." The book will be released on Nov. 1, 2011.   (AP Photo/Crown Publishers)
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(Newser) – Add Condoleezza Rice to the list of people torqued by Dick Cheney's opus: The former secretary of state is taking umbrage to Cheney's assertion that she "tearfully admitted I had been right" that the administration shouldn't apologize over a claim in George W Bush's 2003 State of the Union. "It certainly doesn't sound like me, now, does it?" Rice bristles. "I would never—I don't remember coming to the vice president tearfully about anything in the entire eight years that I knew him."

She does, however, admit that she told him "he had been right about the press reaction," Reuters reports. But she contends that the former veep is also out of bounds in his assertion that she misled Bush on North Korea, saying, "You can talk about policy differences without suggesting that your colleague somehow misled the president." Further, "some of the things that he said about his colleagues are not in keeping with the high respect that I have always had for him," she says. "I think they do fall into the category of cheap shots." (Read more Condoleezza Rice stories.)

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