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Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Cheney, Kissinger, other Nixonites, reunite at Rumsfeld’s home for cheery post-election dinner

Rumsfeld in 2009. (Lois Raimondo/The Washington Post)
Their candidate might have gone down in defeat last week, but there was no crying in their beer for one gathering of old-school Republicans. The dinner crowd at Don Rumsfeld’s Kalorama home Tuesday night included Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger and nearly 50 other veterans of Richard Nixon’s White House, we’re told. “It wasn’t as downcast as one might expect,” one guest told us. “It was a lot of old friends meeting each other and seeing what they’re up to.” It’s a set that often reunites whenever the Nixon library foundation is meeting in town, but a slightly larger group this time that included both Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox. Any good gossip? Cheney, who got a heart transplant last spring, was looking surprisingly healthy — and told friends he’s planning to go skiing again soon.

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