Cheney Recalls Imus

By: Garrett M. Graff

All the controversy over Don Imus reminded me of a passage on page 292 of The Way to Win, the book on winning the White House written by Mark Halperin and John Harris last year:

"I tune in to Imus most mornings when I’m shaving and I can recall the day…. He’s talking about somebody called pork chop and I realize that he’s talking about me. I’m pork chop. And I laughed like hell. But I also think, you know, when you start your day watching Imus there isn’t anything that can be said about you during the day that’s as bad as what you can hear first thing in the morning when you’ve got Imus on at six o’clock" — Dick Cheney.