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Exit Growling--Dick Cheney: The Visible Man

Repeatedly during Mr. Obama’s transition and his first 100 days in office, Mr. Cheney has carried his anemic favorability rating into the ring to slug it out with a successor who enjoys considerable public support on issues from the role of the vice presidency to his trademark issue of national security.

“Generally speaking Dick’s voice is probably not going to move the ball forward,” one prominent Republican, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said. Nonetheless, members of both parties say Mr. Cheney, with his tenacity and his insider’s knowledge of government and politics, continues to influence the Washington debate.