“So it’s been a difficult environment in which to portray yourself as somehow warm and fuzzy. Hillary Clinton referred to me as Darth Vader. I joke that I asked my family if they were offended by that, and they said, ‘No, it humanizes you.’Read it if you want to know why he's been silent while his critics have gone off a very deep end publicly despising him. I have wondered why a man who had so much widespread across-the-aisle admiration eight years ago (Do you remember when Bush named Cheney as veep? There was a certain sigh of relief that the Idiot Boy* would at least have at his elbow The Great Advisor) was over this space of time turned into a punching bag for every mystical evil imagining that the lefty bloggers could conjure. A little insight is therein provided.
*For the record, I am not one of those who think George W. Bush is an idiot.