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17 October 2013

Pic of the Day 2: The Left's Morbid Fascination With Dick Cheney's Heart

That is the question posed by Gawker:

Dick "Dick" Cheney, the defining political figure of 21st century America, is publishing a book next week called Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, about his own health problems. Cheney had the first of his five heart attacks in 1978. What if he had not survived?
Cheney is experiencing somewhat of a post-White House renaissance. In addition to his stoutly unapologetic performance in a Showtime documentary about his life, he has plans to go on 60 Minutes, the Today show, and Dr. Oz to discuss his new heart book, according to the New York Times. Last week, he was the subject of a hilarious roast in DC, where he got together with all of his Bush administration pals to joke about torture.

By 1978, Cheney had already worked in the White House as Chief of Staff, managed Gerald Ford's presidential campaign, and formed his early alliance with Donald Rumsfeld. He was running for a Wyoming Congressional seat that year when he had his first heart attack. He survived, and went on to do all of the glorious things with which many unfortunate residents of Planet Earth are familiar.

But what if Dick Cheney had died there on the floor in 1978? 


Flashback:  Recall Ed Schultz

 'I just want all of you to know that I get my entertainment through NewsBusters. (laughs, then in menacing voice)

How dare the Democrats make fun of Dick Cheney's heart problems and turn it into a political football. (back to normal voice, to the extent possible) I can just hear some little weasel who's writing that at NewsBusters. You're my entertainment.

Bozell, Bozell and his bozo crew. You're damn right, Dick Cheney's heart's a political football. We ought to rip it out and kick it around and stuff it back in him. I'm glad he didn't tip over. He is the new poster child for health care in this country....

And we want Shooter to make it. Hell, we hope he goes and shoots somebody else in the face. That was a helluva story way back when....

How come Dick Cheney's health care isn't being dropped? Do you realize that if you had five heart attacks, hell, you wouldn't get past two heart attacks and they'd dump you.

But because you're a war criminal and because you are on the take from Haliburton and you had these executive meetings in 2001 back in the, you know, the days of the rolling blackouts and executive privilege on how we're going to develop energy policy in this country, you do stuff like that, hell, you can get the best health care on the face of the earth.

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