It's one of those things we don't like to talk about, but Dick Cheney got his first taste of politics in Wisconsin, back in the time of Gov. Warren Knowles.
Maybe that's why people with Wisconsin connections keep writing about him.
The latest is Steven Hayes, a Wauwatosa native who writes for The Weekly Standard, one of the right wing's favorite rags. He's written a new Cheney bio, with a lot of access to Cheney's inner circle and the man himself. Craig Gilbert writes about it in the Journal Sentinel.
Cheney was pretty sure he'd like Hayes's book better than the one written by another Wisconsinite, John Nichols of the Capital Times and The Nation.
Nichols's book, as unauthorized as they come, is entitled, "Dick: The Man Who Is President."