Cheney is believed to feel that Bush began refusing to follow the advice of colleagues during his second term in office, including the opinions of the vice-president.
According to various sources, Cheney believes that President Bush gave in to the consensus public opinion, turning away from hard the hard positions he shared with Cheney during his first term in office. Cheney felt that Bush changed his political stance on topics like domestic surveillance and CIA operated prisons to a more conciliatory posture to garner public favor.
Bart Gellman, a Washington Post national reporter, found that the former vice-president is surprisingly candid about his relationship with Bush. "The thing he regrets most is that Bush walked away from him. George Bush softened."
Cheney is hard at work writing a memoir for Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions, due for a release in 2011.