On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that although presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had distanced himself from George W. Bush, Romney had openly expressed his admiration for Dick Cheney.


She began the segment by outlining the history of Cheney, who had defended President Ronald Reagan during the Iran-Contra scandal and argued an expansive view of presidential power.

"It is not surprising that the Republican Party would not be all that enthused with about the legacy of George W. Bush, but what do you make of the fact that they all are on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney?" Maddow wondered.

"Seventeen of Mitt Romney's twenty-four foreign policy advisers are Bush-Cheney guys," she added. "Even as Romney is shunning the endorsement and any joint appearances with the former President of the United States, George W. Bush, he is proudly publicizing and doing fundraisers with Dick Cheney."

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