Daily Archives: January 18, 2011

Cheney

Oh dear, looks like Darth Cheney’s in a spot of trouble.

“WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he believes he’ll have to make a decision on whether to have a heart transplant given his medical history.
Cheney tells NBC in an interview that he’s getting by now on a battery-powered heart pump, which makes it “awkward to walk around.” He also says he hasn’t made a decision yet on a transplant, but adds that “the technology is getting better and better.”
Cheney tells the network in an interview, “I’ll have to make a decision at some point whether I want to go for a transplant.” “

Well he’s gotten along without a heart so far, hasn’t he?

Robert Altman got one and it saw him through the making of A Prairie Home Companion. But it’s clear from that film he knew he was at Death’s door.

In this instance, however, the Tin Man

Tin

provides a somewhat more appropriate parallel, though Dick lacks his cheery manner.

And much else.

“On another matter, Cheney complimented President Barack Obama on his handling of the Tucson shooting rampage. Cheney says, “I’m not an Obama supporter by nature, but I thought it was one of his better efforts.”

You’re all heart, Dick.

“Cheney, 69, suffered a heart attack last year, his fifth since the age of 37. He had bypass surgery in 1988, as well as two subsequent angioplasties to clear narrowed coronary arteries.”

“In 2001, he had a special pacemaker implanted in his chest. In addition, doctors in 2008 restored a normal rhythm to his heart with an electric shock. That was the second time in less than a year that he had experienced and been treated for an atrial fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm involving the upper chambers of the heart.”

Sing us out boys!