Former VP, Dick Cheney, Speaks to TWC Interns
The Washington Center hosted Former Vice President, Dick Cheney, for the Alan K. Simpson-Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series (SMLS). Only a month after his heart transplant, Dick Cheney was the featured speaker during a one-hour discussion moderated by senior producer of C-SPAN, Steve Scully.
Major topics covered during the discussion included Cheney's recovery from his open heart transplant, his life post-surgery and how grateful he is for the donor program. In addition, he spoke to the audience about providing Mitt Romney with advice on what to look for in picking a future vice presidential candidate. Rather than looking for someone who can help win electoral votes or fill a certain racial profile, Mr. Cheney stressed that it's more important to find someone who is capable of filling the shoes of a potential president, should something happen.
Students from 7 universities asked questions pertaining to Cheney's early days in Washington, D.C., passages from his book and his professional trajectory.
Arielle Giordano-Monmouth University
Anna Govor-Westfield State University
Sarah Keller-Ball State University
Jeremy Hunt-UMass Dartmouth
Zachary Nitzchke-Tennessee Technological University
Corey Ragland-Ball State University
Sofia Carrillo-University of San Diego