For the past 10 days, the media has been all over Dick Cheney's new memoir, In My Time. TV and radio talking heads, political and opinion columnists, bloggers and book reviewers: all express points of view ranging somewhere along a wide spectrum between the two extremes perhaps best exemplified by the Washington Post Book World's thrashing and the Wall Street Journal's rave.
No matter where on the spectrum those points of view fall, each pays substantial attention to Cheney's depiction of his relationship with President G.W. Bush during their eight years in the White House. Now that both key players in the Bush administration have published their memoirs, the time is right for a more, erm, objective consideration of that partnership.
We suggest Shirley Anne Warshaw's highly acclaimed The Co-Presidency of Bush and Cheney. Pronounced "masterful" by Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball" and NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show," and "provocative and valuable" by Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today, The Co-Presidency of Bush and Cheney is a critical tool to anyone wishing to form a complete historical picture of what happened during that critical administration, and what it means of us and the world moving forward.