Above All Else, Comfort, a Bicycle and Convenience
Book Tells Of Dissent In Bush's Inner Circle
White House Granted Author Unusual Access
Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, September 3, 2007; Page A01
Karl Rove told George W. Bush before the 2000 election that it was a bad idea to name Richard B. Cheney as his running mate, and Rove later raised objections to the nomination of Harriet E. Miers to the Supreme Court, according to a new book on the Bush presidency.
In "Dead Certain: The Presidency of George Bush," journalist Robert Draper writes that Rove told Bush he should not tap Cheney for the Republican ticket: "Selecting Daddy's top foreign-policy guru ran counter to message. It was worse than a safe pick -- it was needy." But Bush did not care -- he was comfortable with Cheney and "saw no harm in giving his VP unprecedented run of the place."
Usually 'presidential' tell-all books are enjoyed for their capacity--real or inferred--to get insid…