Bush considered removing Cheney from 2004 ticket
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President George W. Bush says in his
new memoir that he thought about running for re-election in 2004
with someone other than Dick Cheney, but ultimately decided against
Bush writes that he wanted to put an end to assertions by
critics that Cheney was the real decision-maker in the White House.
Bush says he spent weeks exploring the possibility of replacing
Cheney with Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader.
But Bush says he ultimately decided to stick with Cheney and that
Cheney agreed to run again.
Bush makes the revelation in his memoir, "Decision Points,"
which is due out next week. The New York Times obtained an advance
copy of the book and reported on it Tuesday night.
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