Vice President Dick “Cheney said he’s effective working behind the scenes and doesn’t believe voters will choose the next president based on running mates. ‘Am I the evil genius in the corner that nobody ever sees come out of his hole?’ he said. ‘It’s a nice way to operate, actually.’ ”

 – Judy Keen, “Cheney Says It’s Too Soon to Tell on Iraqi Arms,” USA Today, Jan. 19, 2004