"He tried to make it happen right up until the very end," one Cheney associate said. In multiple conversations, both in person and over the telephone, Cheney tried to get Bush to change his mind ... "He went to the mat and came back and back and back at Bush," a Cheney defender said. "He was still trying the day before Obama was sworn in." After repeatedly telling Cheney his mind was made up, Bush became so exasperated with Cheney's persistence he told aides he didn't want to discuss the matter any further.It is said that Cheney remains "furious with Bush." See story here.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The New York Daily News reports former Vice President Dick Cheney "launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby." It is also reported that Cheney was "furious" when Bush "wouldn't budge." According to the Daily News: