Cheney: Jeb Would Be a Fine President

Another Bush in White House? Fine idea, says former VP
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2009 7:22 PM CDT
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in a file photo from last year.   (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
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(Newser) – Dick Cheney isn't happy that he and George W. Bush aren't running the world anymore, so he'll settle for the next best thing—stick Jeb Bush in the White House. “I think he's a good man," Cheney told Neil Cavuto of Fox. "I'd probably support him for president.” This doesn't constitute an official endorsement, Cheney says. He's just a "big fan" of the former Florida governor, reports Politico.

Cheney also said that he's had some phone conversations with George W. since they left office, but the two haven't spoken "in a couple of weeks." Cheney kept up his criticism of the Obama team's decision to release the CIA memos and dismissed the notion that he's going too far in his attacks. “I don't pay a lot of attention to what the critics say, obviously.”