The deafening noise of scampering rats from the sinking ship continues.Following on the heels of Bush-Cheney's chief '04 campaign strategist, Matthew Dowd, over the weekend, GOP insider and Bush/Cheney family friend, Vic Gold, unloads on the two to WaPo in advance of his new book, Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP.
Gold, who was asked by Lynn Cheney to write the profiles of both Bush and Cheney and their wives for the official commemorative 2000 Inauguration program tells WaPo today:
And on Cheney...
"Men do not change, they unmask themselves." Cheney has a deep streak of paranoia and megalomania, Gold suggests --- but he says he did not see it at first.
"He was hiding who he really was," Gold says. "He was waiting for an opportunity."
The above point is particularly interesting in light of what Gold wrote about Cheney for the commemorative Inaugural program:
The parade of similar such defections, we suspect, will continue --- exponentially --- apace...
(Hat-tip to John Cole at Balloon Juice.)