The officials said Tuesday that Mr. Cheney’s lobbying campaign on behalf of Mr. Libby was far more intense than previously known, with the vice president bringing it up in countless one-on-one conversations with the president. They said Mr. Bush was unyielding to the end, already frustrated by a deluge of last-minute pardon requests from other quarters.
For Mr. Cheney, the failure to win a pardon was a stinging loss that led him to offer a rare public rebuke of Mr. Bush’s judgment, saying of Mr. Libby in an interview with The Weekly Standard last month that “I strongly believe that he deserved a presidential pardon,” and that “I disagree with President Bush’s decision.”
“Dick Cheney is not a guy who is bitter,” [Former WY Senator Alan] Simpson said. “He doesn’t seethe, he doesn’t brood.”
Dick's recent round of interviews reveals him to be someone who's very much bitter, seething, and brooding so nice try, Alan, but your services will no longer be needed.
Oh, and Dick? As you would say, go fuck yourself.