From TV To The West Wing

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Mary Matalin may be just as well known as her boss, but that's not a notion the sharp-tongued former co-host of CNN's Crossfire wants to entertain. Drawing attention to oneself is frowned on in Dick Cheney's button-down world, in which the erstwhile TV opinionista is counselor to the Vice President and assistant to the President. Cheney, the ultimate company man, believes that no underling, including himself, should be too eager to discuss his work for the "principal," George W. Bush.

And so the woman who for years wouldn't zip her lip declined to discuss her role for this story and asked...

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