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The blind side: Deciding what to tell

1 Sep 2011
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The post-career autobiography seems to have become an essential tool in enhancing, or restoring, the reputation of former political leaders writes Matthew Ricketson.

"When George W Bush began looking for a running mate for his Republican Party ticket before the 2000 election, he chose Dick Cheney to head the selection committee. Cheney, a former Secretary of Defense in George HW Bush's administration, and at that stage chair and chief executive of the Halliburton oil services company, approached half a dozen senior Republicans in May 2000 and persuaded them to nominate.

He then subjected them to a questionnaire that even by the standards of post-Watergate, character-obsessed American politics was extraordinarily intrusive.

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2011
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