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Dick Lemonade

Love this description by Joan Didion.
illustration of former Vice-President Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney, by David Levine, 2006

This quote by Joan Didon (I've been reading a lot of Joan Didion), especially the part in bold. She's so good.

It was in some ways predictable that the central player in the system of willed errors and reversals that is the Bush administration would turn out to be its vice-president, Richard B. Cheney. Here was a man with considerable practice in the reversal of his own errors. He was never a star. No one ever called him a natural. He reached public life with every reason to believe that he would continue to both court failure and overcome it, take the lemons he seemed determined to pick for himself and make the lemonade, then spill it, let someone else clean up.

Source: Cheney: The Fatal Touch by Joan Didion, 2006

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