Dick Cheney was given his first promotion in Washington when he was offered a position on Donald Rumsfeld’s staff at the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1969. In 1975, Cheney followed Rumsfeld again, this time in the chief of staff’s office under President Gerald Ford. Cheney was only 34-years-old, becoming the youngest man to ever hold the position. It wouldn’t be Cheney’s last appearance in the White House. When George W. Bush was looking for a vice president, he appointed Cheney to do the looking. Cheney came up with Cheney. By the end of the Bush years, most liberals convinced themselves that they had actually lived through the Cheney presidency.