From a review of Weekly Standard hack Stephen Hayes' recently published 578 page love letter, "Cheney", in the New York Sun:
"While generally friendly to Mr. Cheney, this account doesn't flinch from his unpopularity. The Washington Post's polling expert, Richard Morin, noted that at 18% approval, Vice President Cheney was less popular than Michael Jackson after he was tried for child abuse and O.J. Simpson after he was tried for murder. Mr. Hayes quotes Mr. Morin as reporting that Mr. Cheney was 'less popular with Americans than Joseph Stalin is with Russians.'"
The review, by one Ira Stoll, goes from those rather dire observations to this: "My own guess — okay, hope — is that Mr. Cheney has taken a look at the Republican presidential field and sees an opening." The New York Sun is notable in the annals of American journalism for having published an editorial back in April urging Cheney to jump into the GOP Presidential sweepstakes. I'm all for it. Rub salt in the wound.