Dick Cheney's reticence is gone. He's strongly speaking out on all kinds of matters these days, criticizing President Barack Obama's policies as much as he can.
Do I smell money in the air?
As expected, Cheney is now seeking to sign a lucrative book deal to tell all to the American people -- you know, the people he used to hide information from when he was vice president.
Cheney could get millions of dollars to give his side of what happened during the presidency of George Bush, especially regarding post-9/11 policies.
It could be fascinating reading (especially if Cheney spills the beans about who was in the meetings on energy policies and what they told Cheney early in the administration's time in D.C.).
So the book deal is one more reason Cheney has kept such a high profile in recent months. In part, he's trying to nudge up his dismal approval ratings so more people might be interested in buying his book.
Of course, no one can begrudge Cheney his opportunity to make money off his government service. It's the American way, after all.