PHOTOS: Dick Cheney Bust Unveiled At Capitol


A Dick Cheney and George W. Bush reunion was slated for Thursday’s unveiling of a marble bust of the former vice president in the U.S. Capitol.

The bust, unveiled in the Capitol Visitor Center’s Emancipation Hall, is part of a long tradition of placing busts of ex-vice presidents in the Capitol. Vice presidents preside over the Senate, where they have a tie-breaking vote.

Bush reportedly said at the ceremony former President George H.W. Bush sent his “best regards to ‘old iron ass,'” a reference to the nickname the senior Bush gave Cheney is his new biography.

Roll Call put the cost of crafting the bust at around $50,000.

Cheney’s wife Lynne officially unveiled the bust:

Watch video of the bust being unveiled, via CSPAN:

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