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Cheney Confused Iraq POW Jessica Lynch With Jessica Simpson

Thought you knew everything about Vice President Dick Cheney? Think again. In Stephen F. Hayes' new biography -- "Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President" -- we learn a few more interesting nuggets about America's favorite hunting partner.

He once confused Jessica Simpson with Jessica Lynch. Hayes details how, when the vice president
threw out the first pitch before a 2003 game between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs, Cheney was first informed that "Nick Lachey -- a native of Cincinnati -- would sing the national anthem before the game and would be accompanied by his girlfriend, Jessica Simpson. Cheney thought Simpson's name sounded familiar. He asked his staff: 'Is that the soldier who was captured in Iraq?' " (That would be Jessica Lynch).

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