"Hubris" is too meek a word to describe former Vice President Dick Cheney's audacity in releasing his memoir "In My Time" just before the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Now, LGBTs have cut Cheney some slack over the years because he has a lesbian daughter of whom he is proud. He's also been one of the few top-ranking Republicans who makes pro-gay statements. As Secretary of Defense in July 1991, Cheney told Congress that the ban on gays serving openly in the military "is a bit of an old chestnut." It was a phrase conservative Republican hero Barry Goldwater subsequently cited in his condemnation of the ban as well.