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Bush Backs Up Cheney's Attacks

George W. Bush is standing by his (right-hand) man: “I’m glad Cheney is out there,” Bush told a reunion at the Bush-Cheney Alumni Association, giving his approval, it seems, to the former vice president’s attacks on Barack Obama. However, don’t expect Bush to appear on Fox News alongside Cheney. “I have no desire to see myself on television. I don't want to be a panel of formers instructing the currents on what to do. I'm trying to regain a sense of anonymity.” Bush then took a shot at Jimmy Carter: “I didn't like it when a certain former president—and it wasn't 41 or 42—made my life miserable.” Cheney was supposed to attend the event but had to cancel after suffering his fifth heart attack in 30 years earlier this week. The event was closed to the press but attendees relayed Bush’s words to Politico.