Cheney Hunts Book Deal

Former veep selling story as a look at Republicanism from Nixon onwards
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2009 6:07 AM CDT
Former President George W. Bush, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and former Vice President Dick Cheney are all working on books about their time in government.   (AP Photo/Magnolia/Brooks Kraft)
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(Newser) – Dick Cheney is seeking as much as $2 million from publishers for a book on his life in politics, the New York Times reports. Insiders say the former vice president, who served in four Republican administrations, is selling the book as not just a look inside the Bush administration, but as a history of "the entire Republican ascendancy going back to Nixon.”

Cheney's book will join memoirs from other Bush administration veterans including Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Karl Rove and the former president himself. The Bushies-turned-authors are in frequent touch about their tomes, sources say. A spokesman for Rumsfeld denies that the former defense secretary and Cheney have been working to match up their stories and suggested the books may contain a wider divergence of views than people expect.