6,599. 1/6/2006

“That the Vice President’s [Dick Cheney’s] lawyer [David Addington], who had no line authority on national security matters, no staff…and only secondary bureaucratic rank, would end up shaping much of the [Bush] administration’s legal strategy on terrorism was one of the oddities of the nation’s plunge into the dark side.” According to The Washington Post on January 6, 2006, “As Cheney grew into the most influential vice president in American history, Addington, as his surrogate, became one of the most powerful unelected officials in the government–‘Cheney’s Cheney.’ ”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Pages 52-53

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