But it's Cheney's hubris that bolsters his rep as a dark force in American politics. From a transcript of the interview:
Q: Bob Woodward reported that President Ford thought you had justified the war wrongly, and that he agreed with Colin Powell that you developed a fever, I think was the word, about Saddam Hussein, about terrorism. Did you feel that was accurate? Did it surprise you?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: I've never heard that from anybody but Bob Woodward.
Q: And other comments that -- criticism from Scowcroft about not knowing you anymore -- people have got quite personal, people you worked with before. You wouldn't be human if it didn't have some reaction.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, I'm Vice President and they're not.