You just cannot appreciate the beauty of a Palin/Cheney ticket for 2012 without taking a close look at some of the regrettable frictions within the Bush/Cheney White House. Time.com’s Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf close this gap in “Inside Bush and Cheney’s Final Days” (here). My two favorite, admittedly flashy quotes from it, on Vice President Cheney: “…a sounding board for advice he originated himself,” and on White House counsel and Cheney antagonist Fred Fielding: “Freddy isn’t afraid of anyone. He will slit your throat with a razor blade while yawning…” should not detract from the fact that this is an extremely well written piece. Just right for a casual Friday. Enjoy.