Sacha Baron Cohen doesn't have to try hard to make Dick Cheney look bad. July 9, , 1: The trailer is below. The teases for Sacha Baron Cohen's next project are getting better and better. Cohen's latest teaser for his upcoming series features one of the most controversial figures from the George W. The pro-torture vice president who famously shot a guy while hunting birds, Dick Cheney.
Transcript: Dick Cheney on "Face the Nation," December 2, - CBS News
He is of predominantly English, as well as Welsh , Irish, and French Huguenot ancestry; Cheney's 8th great-grandfather, William Cheney, immigrated from England to Massachusetts in the 17th century. Cheney is a very distant cousin of both Harry S. Truman and Barack Obama ; the three share a common ancestor in Mareen Duvall , a Huguenot who fled from France to England in the 17th century and later settled in Maryland. Department of Agriculture and his mother was a softball star in the s;  Cheney was one of three children. He attended Yale University , but by his own account had problems adjusting to the college, and dropped out. Bradford Westerfield , whom Cheney repeatedly credited with having helped to shape his approach to foreign policy.
Thank you for being here with us. We just heard so much of who 41 was as a person in terms of his legacy for the country he was in office at such a tremendous time of change in the world of upheaval. You were at the Pentagon at that time. How do you think the fact that he was part of that Greatest Generation, a World War II vet, that he had seen combat, how did all of that come together to inform his role and in shaping foreign policy? And well also, there were just remarkable events that took place during those four years when you think about the end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union going out of business.
Dick Cheney as Operator Well no, if the current Government understood the machine of Government the way Dick Cheney did, it would be way more dangerous. Cheney knew every lever and button to push and who to call 17 places down that actually got it done. No matter how much I tried for months of obsessing about it, just the impossibility of really understanding that level of power, of waking up each day and genuinely having that power day after day after day and the burden and the responsibility of that, but just the ability to wield that and for me, that would be something I would run from, but the difference of someone who embraces it fully. So I said to Adam, well the only way this is going to work, is if I truly, truly, really try to get into his mindset, understand it.