In a biography of the 41st president set to hit bookstores next week, George H.W. Bush heavily criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, as well as his son, George W. Bush, for giving them too much power.
Bush Sr. told his biographer, Jon Meacham, that Cheney had too much "hard-line" influence on George W. Bush, according to a copy reviewed by the New York Times.
"He had his own empire there and marched to his own drummer," Bush Sr. said of Cheney. “It just showed me that you cannot do it that way. The president should not have that worry.”
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