Other than his health, what were some other things he was concerned about that prompted him to pre-write his resignation? One of many ‘secrets’ revealed in Cheney’s new book, In My Time, set to be released at the end of the month. Via Reuters:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney signed a secret resignation letter shortly after taking office in 2001 and kept it in a safe, according to an excerpt of an NBC interview released on Wednesday.
Cheney, who has a long history of heart disease, said concern about a possible health crisis was one of the main reasons he kept the letter. Former President George W. Bush knew about it and so did a Cheney staff member.
“I did it because I was concerned … for a couple of reasons,” Cheney said.
“One was my own health situation. The possibility that I might have a heart attack or a stroke that would be incapacitating. And, there is no mechanism for getting rid of a Vice President who can’t function.”
[Continues at Reuters]