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Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Dick Cheney on 'Today': I may need a heart transplant (VIDEO)

By Matt DeLong

During a wide-ranging interview that aired Tuesday morning on NBC's "Today", former Vice President Dick Cheney said he may need to make a decision on whether to undergo a heart transplant. Cheney was hospitalized extensively last year after suffering his fifth heart attack.

Cheney also offered praise for President Obama's speech in the aftermath of the Tucson shootings. "I'm not an Obama supporter by nature," Cheney said, "but I thought it was one of his better efforts." Still, the former vice president predicted Obama will be a one-term president.

Watch the interview:

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Here's a reason to love the guy even more! This will change the perception of the reddest Palin luvin' tea bagging necks out there:

http://www.gaslandthemovie.com

For those who eat, drink and breathe...I encourage you to watch this gut wrenching documentary/expose. By this alone--Cheney deserves an early ticket to hell.

Posted by: diecheneydie | January 21, 2011 1:34 AM | Report abuse

Hey surlydoc, If I die while Cheney lives, make sure he doesn't get my heart!

Posted by: annegreen | January 20, 2011 6:11 PM | Report abuse

I have it on good authority that a certain Dr. Frankenstein is up to the job and I bet that there are numerous Iraqi families that have a few body parts lying around that would wish to help out the Old Necon in exchange for all he's done for them.

Everybody needs a monster to spice up its portfolio: Germany has its Hitler, Russia its Stalin, Itali its Mussolini and the good old USA has its Cheney.

Posted by: knowscience | January 18, 2011 11:30 PM | Report abuse

cheney : a white suprimacist terrorist that caused the death of a million iraqis and helps in ongoing ethnic cleansing of palestinians. eat ---- and die.

Posted by: MumboJumboo | January 18, 2011 11:22 PM | Report abuse

I hope Cheney realizes that at his age and heart condition, he should be trying to make amends with the Almighty, instead of trying to prolong his miserable life by getting a new heart.

If Cheney could for a moment analyze how many human beings are no longer living because of him, he would realize that there is absolutely no reason or justification why he should receive a new heart. If he has any doubts, he should look at all the dead soldiers photos, shown on the WaPo website. It is heartbreaking every time to see a new photo being added to the list of dead soldiers, because of Bush and Cheney's stupid war.

Posted by: fridaolay | January 18, 2011 11:21 PM | Report abuse

I hope Cheney realizes that at his age and heart condition, he should be trying to make amends with the Almighty, instead of trying to prolong his miserable life by getting a new heart.

If Cheney could for a moment analyze how many human beings are no longer living because of him, he would realize that there is absolutely no reason or justification why he should receive a new heart. If he has any doubts, he should look at all the dead soldiers photos, shown on the WaPo website. It is heartbreaking every time to see a new photo being added to the list of dead soldiers, because of Bush and Cheney's stupid war.

Posted by: fridaolay | January 18, 2011 11:21 PM | Report abuse

I hope Cheney realizes that at his age and heart condition, he should be trying to make amends with the Almighty, instead of trying to prolong his miserable life by getting a new heart.

If Cheney could for a moment analyze how many human beings are no longer living because of him, he would realize that there is absolutely no reason or justification why he should receive a new heart. If he has any doubts, he should look at all the dead soldiers photos, shown on the WaPo website. It is heartbreaking every time to see a new photo being added to the list of dead soldiers, because of Bush and Cheney's stupid war.

Posted by: fridaolay | January 18, 2011 11:19 PM | Report abuse

I hope Cheney realizes that at his age and heart condition, he should be trying to make amends with the Almighty, instead of trying to prolong his miserable life by getting a new heart.

If Cheney could for a moment analyze how many human beings are no longer living because of him, he would realize that there is absolutely no reason or justification why he should receive a new heart. If he has any doubts, he should look at all the dead soldiers photos, shown on the WaPo website. It is heartbreaking every time to see a new photo being added to the list of dead soldiers, because of Bush and Cheney's stupid war.

Posted by: fridaolay | January 18, 2011 11:18 PM | Report abuse

ChrisFord1 posted: "You can dislike his politics, but like the Right said of Teddy, no one can say he didn't serve the nation."

Cashmere1~~~~Except, that when called to serve his country during the Vietnam War, Cheney took FIVE deferments, saying he "had other priorities"! HE was getting an education in order to get a good job in government while others went to VietNam in his place and DIED there. Same with bush.

Say what you want about Ted Kennedy, he DID serve in WW 2 as did his brother John..

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As you say, I can say what I want about Teddy serving his country, and he did so for alnist 50 years vs. Cheney's 40 years of national service, but he didn't do service in WWII, being 12 at the end of WWII. In 1951, the military drafted him after he got tossed from Harvard for cheating. His Dad pulled strings to keep him out of Korea when his unit went, and got an early out in under 2 years when his Dad convinced Harvard to take him back. Kennedy finished as a PFC.

As for Cheney, he was the Boss, second only to the President, when I served in the AF in two successful for the USA conflicts - Panama and the Gulf War. I never was anywhere near Panama, but I was in the Gulf War start to finish. Plenty of guys Obama's age, too, but he "ducked military service", having his other priorities of community organizing and Harvard Law.

Not that I diss Obama for that or think the national service of Clinton, Martin Luther King, Pelosi, Palin, Mitt Romney is tainted by not serving in an active military uniform. (Which liberals clueless about the military forget about Bush. He did 2 years of active duty to get his quals, then 5 years in the TANG, racking up huge flight duty hours his 1st 3 years.)

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | January 18, 2011 11:14 PM | Report abuse

The man has been having heart trouble since he was in his 30s. Sounds like a pre-existing condition.

Posted by: Fate1 | January 18, 2011 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Make him stand in line for his organ like all the other little people. He'd never pass the screening at his age anyway if it weren't for his political position.

Posted by: buzzsaw1 | January 18, 2011 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Why waste a good heart on Cheney? He doesn't deserve a heart. But if he gets one, let's hope the heart he gets belonged to a good, kind-hearted Democrat. Maybe then, the evil Darth Vader can change and become more human, and a better person, instead of just caring about his cronies, money, and corporate profits.

NOPE! It's just a wish. But, realistically, I know that not even a brand new heart, donated from a saint,and blessed by the pope, can change evil Cheney. He is beyond redemption. Water boarding would be a better option.

Posted by: fridaolay | January 18, 2011 10:07 PM | Report abuse

"Hospitalized extensively last year", I wonder if us commoners would get the same service if we needed the same treatment.

Does anybody know if the "Death Panels" have been formed yet? Will there be seperate panels for the "Rich and Famous?" Or just the "Rich." A different panel for just us commoners who won't get the same treatment.

How many commoners have the same "Plumbing" that Dickie now has? How big of a tab was there for Medicare?

What is Mc Connells and Boehners point of view on this medical treatment?

Posted by: doughboy96 | January 18, 2011 9:49 PM | Report abuse

If that skunk lived in California I would tear up my donor card.

Posted by: tloro | January 18, 2011 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Give him the heart from the Tin Man. I'll bet if you pound on the "Dick's" chest, it sounds hollow...

Posted by: bigE2 | January 18, 2011 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Cheney had a heart to begin with? Who knew.

Posted by: jsearcher99 | January 18, 2011 9:35 PM | Report abuse

What the . . . .?
A Heart Transplant . . . ?

Does that mean a heart that becomes available will go to an OLD man who has had a long life already, and a financially luxurious life ....
will be given a heart that SOME MUCH YOUNGWER PERSON NEEDS? And Deserves?

AMORAL! But that's par for Cheney!

Posted by: lufrank1 | January 18, 2011 9:33 PM | Report abuse

THERE ISN'T A HEART ON THE ENTIRE PLANET BLACK ENOUGH TO REPLACE HIS. LET HIM DIE?

Posted by: marvinthemartain | January 18, 2011 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Hide your children!!!

Posted by: Mini22 | January 18, 2011 8:48 PM | Report abuse

"Did you ever think,
When a hearse drives by.
That you may be the next to die?

They'll put you in a great big box,
Then cover you with dirt and rocks".

Be a man for once, big Dick. You will die very soon, so accept it and make peace with all those you've injured over your miserable life.

Posted by: veerle1 | January 18, 2011 8:29 PM | Report abuse

How do you replace a heart when there is none?

Posted by: beachbum1938 | January 18, 2011 7:38 PM | Report abuse

How do you replace a heart when there is none?

Posted by: beachbum1938 | January 18, 2011 7:38 PM | Report abuse

How do you replace a heart when there is none?

Posted by: beachbum1938 | January 18, 2011 7:38 PM | Report abuse

How do you replace a heart when there is none?

Posted by: beachbum1938 | January 18, 2011 7:38 PM | Report abuse

How do you replace a heart when there is none?

Posted by: beachbum1938 | January 18, 2011 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I HAVE A BIG, UGLY, AND NASTY PIG AT HOME.
I WOULD GLADLY DONATE ITS HEART TO YELLOW CHENEY, AND WOULD GIVE THE INSTITUTION A FIVE DOLLAR BONUS (THE SACK OF GARBAGE AIN'T WORTH MORE).
BY THE WAY, IN WHICH SLAUGHTERHOUSE IS CHENEY HAVING THE OPERATION?

Posted by: analyst72 | January 18, 2011 7:30 PM | Report abuse

How old is this clown, and why should he have a heart before some younger person who might actually make a contribution to this world?

Posted by: John991 | January 18, 2011 7:19 PM | Report abuse

How old is this clown, and why should he have a heart before some younger person who might actually make a contribution to this world?

Posted by: John991 | January 18, 2011 7:18 PM | Report abuse

>>While the left is attacking the "vitriol" of the right, this is representative of the viciousness coming from the left. Hypocrites.
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We call it "diversity". Different people are allowed to have different opinions. See I don't want the old essohbee to drop dead. I want him to live to see the end of his trial and then drop dead. (this is still a very different thing from posting drawings of him in a gunsight however. That is something I would never do, or even wish for.)

One, even two angry liberals posting on WaPo is not the same thing as a self-appointed leader saying "don't retreat, reload!"

Of course you know that.

The real hypocracy is a "grass roots" movement like the teaparty being funded by texas oil billionaires. You use emotional rhetoric to dupe the uneducated working class into voting for people who then immediately turn around and support big business.

I have to hand it to you guys, this whole emotional rhetoric thing was a very effective way to make rational policy discussions impossible, immediately after your policies drove the world economy into a ditch. Very clever way to avoid doing any public failure analysis.

Too bad the fringe of your useful idiot class started to actually believe that tripe. Now you have a (bloody) mess on your hands.

Honestly, I don't know how your "leaders" sleep at night....

Posted by: rwolf01 | January 18, 2011 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Age...dick is 69

Age limit is perhaps the most controversial aspect of candidate selection for heart transplantation. The age of 55 years has traditionally been the accepted upper limit beyond which heart transplantation should not be considered.4 However, with advances in surgical and immunosupression techniques, older patients are often considered for transplantation. Heart transplantation in patients as old as 72 years of age have been reported.5 However, a study comparing carefully selected heart transplant recipients greater than 65 years of age to those between the ages of 55 and 64, show that although survival is similar, the number of hospital days and infections during post-transplant year one is significantly greater for the older group. In addition, patients greater than 65 years of age had more severe functional limitations after transplantation and had difficulty returning to full functional capacity. Patients between the ages of 60 and 65 should be carefully scrutinized, because the incidence of co-morbidities that would limited life expectancy or quality of life increases with age. These co-morbidities include cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, malignancy, benign prostatic hypertrophy, diverticulosis, obesity, loss of mental acuity and deceased rehabilitation potential.

bet he beats the death panels and gets one...what say you

Posted by: dem4evr | January 18, 2011 6:34 PM | Report abuse

didn't Cheney skirt the war? A "patriot" wouldn't have done that. I think somebody owes true "patriots" an apology. Let's just hope Cheny don't get ansy, considering his temper, go hunting and take matters into his own hands.

Posted by: honkytonky1 | January 18, 2011 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Democrats may engage in retail corruption, but Dick Chenny and his cronies do it wholesale.

Read this article: http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/10/iraq_billions200710

All that $$$$ that is "unaccounted for" went somewhere.

Now let's see, who was in control on the ground at the time this brilliant decision was made? Private contractors like Haliburton and Balckwater. Where do you suppose the cash ended up?

But the islamic extremists, "they hate us for our freedoms"... riiiight. Holding the Iraqi people's money hostage and then stealing it outright was a great way to win hearts and minds. Dick really showed the world there how much better we are than Saddam Hussein!

Long live Dick Cheney! May he yet come to trial.... (Besides, if he died, they'd all line up to say nice things about him, and I would surely vomit.)

Posted by: rwolf01 | January 18, 2011 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Especially for "mightyheidi" .................
Your blindness is only exceeded by the depth of your ignorance.

Oh, I know .... this will be very hard for you to understand .... don't worry, your 2nd grade teacher will explain it to you ! Next year !

Posted by: loretoguy | January 18, 2011 6:14 PM | Report abuse

i hope dick lives - until November 6, 2012
just long enough to see Obama re-elected.

then i hope the essohbee drops dead.

Posted by: surlydoc | January 18, 2011 4:49 PM | Report abuse

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While the left is attacking the "vitriol" of the right, this is representative of the viciousness coming from the left. Hypocrites.

Posted by: bethg1841 | January 18, 2011 6:13 PM | Report abuse

i hope dick lives - until November 6, 2012
just long enough to see Obama re-elected.

then i hope the essohbee drops dead.

Posted by: surlydoc | January 18, 2011 4:49 PM | Report abuse

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While the left is attacking the "vitriol" of the right, this representative of the posts from the left.

Posted by: bethg1841 | January 18, 2011 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney is a patriot. You never hear him debating like the childish democrats, with their vile comments about a serious public servant like him. No, todays Dems like the style of a cool, hip American idol leader who's in so far over his head it's ridiculous. But wait, he shoots baskets and has rap stars over the house. He loves to golf, play basketball and vacation. Documented excessive vacation, exceeding all past presidents. Let me save you the liberal response to this or any other legitimate issue.......wait for it......Haliburton,Haliburton,Haliburton!!!! Good having dialouge with you democrat.

Posted by: steveiev | January 18, 2011 6:10 PM | Report abuse

He has a heart? The next thing you're going to tell me is he has a soul...I know, how about we treat this as a Pre-Existing condition and let him just live with it. I mean isn't the cost not worth the number of years he has left to live?

Posted by: jlo88 | January 18, 2011 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I knew he didn't have a heart.

Posted by: coqui44 | January 18, 2011 5:52 PM | Report abuse

I knew all you liberal haters would be in full attendance here, spewing your bile from your pieholes. All that you wish on Mr. Cheney may YOU receive in kind tenfold.

Posted by: mightyheidi | January 18, 2011 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Remember that scene in Indiana Jones where the demon worshiper reaches into the victims chest with his bare hands and pulls out a beating heart? Why do I think Cheney's heart transplant will be a similar procedure.

Posted by: mjoy | January 18, 2011 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Long ago, the only way to get the extra ballots into the ballot count room during a recount was if someone had a medical emergency and the medics brought them in. Cheney wasn't involved in the recount, but during the Florida recount in 2000, Cheney's primordial instinct as a henchman caused him to have a heart attack anyway.

Posted by: blasmaic | January 18, 2011 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Cheney may need a heart?? Where exactly in his anatomy would they place it and is it for decorative purposes?

Posted by: eastlander | January 18, 2011 5:26 PM | Report abuse

did I miss something because I declare I read on a post Cheney not responsible for "current" fiscal crisis. I beg to differ, he is responsible for Past, Current and future along with his cronies,fiscal crisis. I say since torture is his thing, dangle a heart in front of his eyes and see if he tells where the trillions&trillions&trillions he and the others took out of the American economy causing it to collapse went! With that kind of dough they and theirs can "layabout" and get any type of healthcare/transplants they need for generations. Theres a big difference between working and stealing. Cheney paying for what he has out of public dole.

Posted by: honkytonky1 | January 18, 2011 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Cheney MAY need a heart transplant? MAY?

Posted by: Bill64738 | January 18, 2011 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how he would feel if he did not have the benefit of government health care to fall back on? I bet he also glad his medical team is not made up of KRB or Haliburton contractors.

Posted by: DCreamer1 | January 18, 2011 5:22 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how he would feel if he did not have the benefit of government health care to fall back on? I bet he also glad his medical team is not made up of KRB or Haliburton contractors.

Posted by: DCreamer1 | January 18, 2011 5:21 PM | Report abuse

For WV man, when asked if there was a blessing for even the czar, the Rabbi of Anatevka said in Fiddler on the Roof: "May God bless and keep the czar...far away from us!" Sadly, there is nothing we can do to keep Dick Cheney far enough away from us, yet the damage he caused to us as a nation will live on past his replacement organ.

Posted by: rlgrennie1 | January 18, 2011 5:18 PM | Report abuse

For WV man, when asked if there was a blessing for even the czar, the Rabbi of Anatevka said in Fiddler on the Roof: "May God bless and keep the czar...far away from us!" Sadly, there is nothing we can do to keep Dick Cheney far enough away from us, yet the damage he caused to us as a nation will live on past his replacement organ.

Posted by: rlgrennie1 | January 18, 2011 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I pray for Dick Cheney. If it's God's will for him to live on, then let it be so....but, still, I pray for Dick Cheney, not as a Democrat or a Republican, but for Dick Cheney, the human being.

I may not like the man, but that's neither her nor there, when his life is on the line.

Posted by: massmedia77 | January 18, 2011 5:14 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS

Cheney: "I may have a heart and, if medically proven so, I may need it replaced."

Posted by: BobSanderson | January 18, 2011 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm cancelling my organ donor card until I know that evil war criminal is good and dead.
No way is my heart ending up in Dick goddamned Cheney.

Posted by: JenDray | January 18, 2011 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Why would any thinking person care ? ? ?

The man has been "heartless" for years and years
and years .......

Posted by: loretoguy | January 18, 2011 5:01 PM | Report abuse

@lingering_lead: Ohh, so only those who have paid the greatest share for socialized health care should be entitled to it? It is only evil when it is sought by those other than the rich?

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | January 18, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

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Apples and oranges, my good man. On one hand you've got productive folks who contribute to the Nation's gross receipts and on the other hand you've got an entire demographic of underprivileged lazy layabouts who do nothing but starve our Nation of valuable resources.

I am in favor of continuing to extend health care to the lazy layabouts via Medicaid. But let's not pretend that they are buying insurance like you and I are. The Cheney's sure aren't contributing to our current fiscal crisis. Sounds trite and heartless (no pun intended), but it's the truth.

I don't have all of the answers. But the ad hominem attacks on conservatives and Mr. Cheney are quite revealing. The ink is barely dry on all of the admonitions to conservatives to pick up the discourse in the wake of the Giffords shooting. Seems a bit hypocritical.

Last but not least, you refer to socialized medicine. You do realize that none of the 'big ticket' provisions of Obamacare have taken effect. Cheney is not, nor has he been, treated under any provision of Obamacare. Cheney gets the same healthcare Chuck Rangel gets - and he actually pays for it!

Posted by: lingering_lead | January 18, 2011 4:55 PM | Report abuse

...sounds like a good time for a death panel to open up for business...

Posted by: kashe | January 18, 2011 4:54 PM | Report abuse

i hope dick lives - until November 6, 2012
just long enough to see Obama re-elected.

then i hope the essohbee drops dead.

Posted by: surlydoc | January 18, 2011 4:49 PM | Report abuse

i hope dick lives - until November 6, 2012
just long enough to see Obama re-elected.

then i hope the essohbee drops dead.

Posted by: surlydoc | January 18, 2011 4:49 PM | Report abuse

@lingering_lead: Ohh, so only those who have paid the greatest share for socialized health care should be entitled to it? It is only evil when it is sought by those other than the rich?

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | January 18, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

My nephew died over 20 years ago at the age of 18 because he needed a heart transplant but did not have health insurance. He was a nice young man who never had a chance to live his life.

I'm sure there are other 18 year olds now in the same predicament. They don't have to mull over whether to choose to have the transplant -- like Dick Cheney is -- because the choice has been made for them.

I could say more but I'd probably feel guilty if I did.

Posted by: scrim1 | January 18, 2011 4:39 PM | Report abuse

All you self-righteous sanctimonious folks would be wise to note that the Cheney's have paid more in annual federal tax in recent years than a heart transplant costs. Average cost of heart transplant is about $200K - $250K (perhaps that's a bit high) and the Cheney's usually pay about that much or more in federal income tax each year. He's certainly earned (and paid for) the right to have a heart transplant.

Posted by: lingering_lead | January 18, 2011 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I DO wish he'd just die so we don't have to be teased by yet another heart attack. It was fun at first, but it's time we got to dance on his grave.

Posted by: info53 | January 18, 2011 4:33 PM | Report abuse

You would need a heart to get a transplant, since he has no heart.......

Posted by: citigreg | January 18, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Cheney, who is the Evil Emperor to Bush's Darth Vader, should not get jack s**t.

Posted by: glasgowafb | January 18, 2011 4:31 PM | Report abuse

So how much does a heart provided through socialist health care run these days? Cheney needs to pull himself up by his own boot strings and get private sector health care, which is ohhhh, so much better, rather than leeching off of the American people. Why should "I" have to pay for my own health care and have to subsidize someone elses too. He should get a heart on his own or suffer the consequences. It is nobody elses responsibility to take care of his health, he should get on the wait list like everyone else in the 'free market'

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | January 18, 2011 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Croak, already.

Posted by: nadinem | January 18, 2011 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Its nice to see that the vitriol in politics comes from both sides. Stay classy, people. I'm guessing these folks listed below probably claimed Sarah Palin has something to do w/ Jared Loughner's schizophrenia


Enough already. Just die Dick.

Posted by: jrw1 | January 18, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for a 'Death Panel' to make a positive contribution to society...

Posted by: kashe | January 18, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney fearful of death? Old 5 exemptions and now a transplant at 70+ after a life of cardiac abuse, fearful of death?

OMG! What if there is a hell, a reckoning, a day of judgement? What happens afterward?

I just can't tell you how much I am enjoying this.

War crimes.

Authorization of torture.

Illegal war in Iraq with millions of dead Iraqis (hm. I wonder if god will forgive him like, you know, the appellate courts do?)

Looting the American taxpayers, and all this as a result of a cowardice like I have never, ever seen.

All that for starters.

And Jon Stewart aside, these are war crimes.

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | January 18, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Enough already. Just die Dick.

Posted by: jrw1 | January 18, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: asnis715 | January 18, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I signed up to be a donor, but this is an eye opener. I do not wish to donate even a toenail to vile people.

I will check and see if who has the final say on which recipient gets anything from my remains. Thanks to this creep I will know more about this.

Posted by: PatMaGroyn | January 18, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

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You just don't get it, do you? You will have no say over where your organs go. You either sack up and do the right thing or you don't. Nice little rant, though.

Posted by: lingering_lead | January 18, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

a true "conservative" would say "No." -- health care resources are precious and rather than spend money on a xplant for an aging broken-down patient like this one, the $ would be better spent for someone younger & more likely to live a long & full life afterwards.

that approach reflects the same heartwarming (pun intended) approach to life & death issues that Cheney has shown time and time again in his despicable career.

OTOH, if he wants to pay the full cost out-of-pocket, he can afford.

O/wise, I'd say sorry, no can do for you.

Posted by: fendertweed | January 18, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I am so glad I am not alone in thinking NO to Cheney. The amount of money that has been expended on him already is a waste. What a dreadful human (?) being. All over this country they are cutting aid to people who really cant afford it and they keep throwing pearls after swine. NO NO NO to Cheney.

Posted by: jpiorky | January 18, 2011 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I am so glad I am not alone in thinking NO to Cheney. The amount of money that has been expended on him already is a waste. What a dreadful human (?) being. All over this country they are cutting aid to people who really cant afford it and they keep throwing pearls after swine. NO NO NO to Cheney.

Posted by: jpiorky | January 18, 2011 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I am so glad I am not alone in thinking NO to Cheney. The amount of money that has been expended on him already is a waste. What a dreadful human (?) being. All over this country they are cutting aid to people who really cant afford it and they keep throwing pearls after swine. NO NO NO to Cheney.

Posted by: jpiorky | January 18, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Wow, after reading all these comments all I can say is Vice President Cheney surely made a lasting impression on the American people.

Posted by: YadaYada1 | January 18, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I am reminded of the scene from _Fiddler on the Roof_ in which the Jews of Anatevka ask their rabbi what is an appropriate blessing for the Czar [whom they hate for persecuting them . . .]. The rabbi says something like this: "May the Czar have a long and happy life . . . A LONG WAY FROM HERE!" [OK, theater fans, supply the accurate quote.]

I sincerely wish Mr. Cheney health. And I think those wishing him less than that should grow up, wise up, and shut up. By I'll confess that I wish Mr. Chaney a long and happy life a long way from the levers of power.

Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | January 18, 2011 4:16 PM | Report abuse

One rule for getting a transplant, Cheney. You have to have a heart, and it is rather apparant you don't meet the criteria.

Posted by: deadchief | January 18, 2011 4:07 PM | Report abuse

hey dick, want to go for a run?

Posted by: joeblow111 | January 18, 2011 4:02 PM | Report abuse

I agree with SarahBB.

I also can't help thinking how lucky Mr. Cheney is to have had all the medical care he ever needed. I can only hope that maybe a little of that concept will sink in and that Republicans might show a little mercy on those who are less fortunate but equal human beings.

A personal note: I have an adopted daughter who developed a very serious medical condition. The successful treatment was eventually simple, if expensive. I rejoice that my wife and I had the means to get her to that point. She is in grave danger of having a normal and productive life.

I shudder at thought of the other children--and adults--out there for whom treatment is possible, but too "expensive" and not part of a national priority.

Posted by: RickyGibson | January 18, 2011 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for a 'Death Panel' to make a positive contribution to society...

Posted by: kashe | January 18, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for a 'Death Panel' to make a positive contribution to society...

Posted by: kashe | January 18, 2011 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for a 'Death Panel' to make a meaningful contribution to society.....

Posted by: kashe | January 18, 2011 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney fearful of death? Old 5 exemptions and now a transplant at 70+ after a life of cardiac abuse, fearful of death?

OMG! What if there is a hell, a reckoning, a day of judgement? What happens afterward?

I just can't tell you how much I am enjoying this.

War crimes.

Authorization of torture.

Illegal war in Iraq with millions of dead Iraqis (hm. I wonder if god will forgive him like, you know, the appellate courts do?)

Looting the American taxpayers, and all this as a result of a cowardice like I have never, ever seen.

All that for starters.

And Jon Stewart aside, these are war crimes.

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | January 18, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Cheney is a classic example of health care abuse. The amount of money spent on his health care is past absurd it's into incredulous range. It's time for Cheney to accept facts and gracefully retire into Hospice care. Cheney is too old for a heart transplant and he's certainly not a priority. If he gets a heart we must imagine that another younger person who is truly more deserving will not get one. All these government officials need to have their health care moved into Obamacare. They aren't special and it's time we taxpayers quit subsidizing grotesque amounts of money for their Cadillac version of health care. Obamacare should be the standard for every member of Congress and former POTUS as well. Time for a major change to their health care plans.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | January 18, 2011 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Can we vote on this?

Posted by: jgunn1 | January 18, 2011 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I will bet Dick doesn't get too many acceptances to his hunting party invitations these days.....IF he is even able to hold a gun anymore!

He looks so old in the recent pictures and interviews I have seen of him lately. He still hasn't apologized to his friend that he shot in the face! He better do it NOW, before it is too late!

Posted by: cashmere1 | January 18, 2011 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney also slammed health care reform yet I imagine we the taxpayers have been footing the bill for his ill health for a long, long time, now. We will most likely pay for his heart transplant if he ever gets one and that is questionable.

Posted by: Sandydayl | January 18, 2011 3:41 PM | Report abuse

The big news here is that Dick has a heart to replace.

Posted by: daweeni | January 18, 2011 3:39 PM | Report abuse

He was, until his most recent brush with death, an obese man who consumed excessive amounts of salt, alcohol, and food -- all this with a documented history of heart failure, no doubt warned of a catastophic cardiac event by his physicians.

So, this now, this notion of a transplant, for this traitor who outed Plame no less, makes him the David Crosby of mooreon politicians, traitors, and war criminals, right?

And he's going to take a heart, at his old, old, age, from someone FAR more desevering?

Man it up, Dick -- face your death.

Jeesh.

I vote no.

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | January 18, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney also slammed health care reform yet I imagine we the taxpayers have been footing the bill for his ill health for a long, long time, now. We will most likely pay for his heart transplant if he ever gets one and that is questionable.

Posted by: Sandydayl | January 18, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Cheney's replacement heart should come with a war crimes indictment..at no extra charge.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 18, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

SarahBB---Oh, I see, he's sick. And I thought he was just plain, EVIL!

Posted by: honkytonky1 | January 18, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Enough already. Just die Dick.

Posted by: jrw1 | January 18, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Well said SarahBB. My thoughts exactly.

Posted by: deloresclaiborne1 | January 18, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Well said SarahBB. My thoughts exactly.

Posted by: deloresclaiborne1 | January 18, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Let me know when he's got his heart/dies and I'll put my name back on the organ donor registry.

Posted by: mas92102 | January 18, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

All I know is this, I'm not going anywhere near a hospital until "Massa Chaney" gets a heart!!!!

Posted by: honkytonky1 | January 18, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse


To get a transplant you have to have a heart and I don't think he has one.

I could be wrong, but the doctors need to be real thorough and not let him put out talking points that imply he has one. Remember the mess we got into when we listened to him on Iraq.

Posted by: FoundingMother | January 18, 2011 2:48 PM | Report abuse

To get a transplant you have to have a heart and I don't think he has one.

I could be wrong but the doctors need to be real thorough and not let him put out talking points that imply he one. Remember the mess we got into when we listened to him on Iraq.

Posted by: FoundingMother | January 18, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

There's one sure source of organs for this cyborg: HUNTING PARTNERS. The younger the better. Getjiggly is correct. Le mot juste is 'implant'. Have a nice trip, Richard, and give my regards to Lucifer. You're going to be in some very notable company .... eventually.

Posted by: jbksss | January 18, 2011 2:44 PM | Report abuse

"Dick Cheney: I may need a heart transplant”.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

No shait!? Lemme tell you something Dick, we’ve all known that for quit some time. And while you’re at it, put in an order for a soul and conscience, too.

Posted by: 4Jaxon | January 18, 2011 2:38 PM | Report abuse

If anyone needed something to give them second thoughts about organ donation, this is it. This is going to set organ donation back about 100 years.

Posted by: blankspace | January 18, 2011 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want about Ted Kennedy, he DID serve in WW 2 as did his brother John, and his oldest brother. I don't remember if Robert Kennedy served or not.

Posted by: cashmere1 | January 18, 2011 1:31 PM |

He was born in 1932 and didn't graduate from HS until 1950. He did enlist in 1951, after being expelled from Harvard, which could have resulted in time spent in Korea, but his father intervened to make sure that would not happen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kennedy

Posted by: sparman | January 18, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Where is a Death Panel when you need one? $ister Sarah, please help....

Posted by: dhill4 | January 18, 2011 2:05 PM | Report abuse

The solution to this problem is to have Dick move to Arizona and let Brewer's transplant death committee deal with him.

Posted by: DIVEMAN | January 18, 2011 2:03 PM | Report abuse

ChrisFord1 wrote "...You can dislike his politics, but like the Right said of Teddy, no one can say he didn't serve the nation."

Wrong. He served himself and a cabal of greedy warmongers. His "service" to this nation has cost lives, suffering, and the turning over of the government to corporations. Your compassion is laudable but your information is not accurate.

Posted by: greeenmtns | January 18, 2011 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Cheney with a heart? Wow! That would be a change.

Posted by: Lefty_ | January 18, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet he's already got a donor chained up in his dungeon.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | January 18, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet he's already got a donor chained up in his dungeon.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | January 18, 2011 1:45 PM | Report abuse

So "Uncle Dick" needs a heart transplant? Maybe Darth Vader will donate his - no doubt it would be a perfect match.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | January 18, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

ChrisFord1 posted: "You can dislike his politics, but like the Right said of Teddy, no one can say he didn't serve the nation."

~~~~Except, that when called to serve his country during the Vietnam War, Cheney took FIVE deferments, saying he "had other priorities"! HE was getting an education in order to get a good job in government while others went to VietNam in his place and DIED there. Same with bush.

Say what you want about Ted Kennedy, he DID serve in WW 2 as did his brother John, and his oldest brother. I don't remember if Robert Kennedy served or not.

Posted by: cashmere1 | January 18, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

When did he ever have a heart to need one! and why should another decent human being who really needs a heart, be robbed of one just so that this heartless man can get it!

Posted by: genevieve2000 | January 18, 2011 1:30 PM | Report abuse

When did he ever have a heart to need one! and why should another decent human being who really needs a heart, be robbed of one just so that this heartless man can get it!

Posted by: genevieve2000 | January 18, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

When did he ever have a heart to need one! and why should another decent human being who really needs a heart, be robbed of one just so that this heartless man can get it!

Posted by: genevieve2000 | January 18, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

When did he ever have a heart to need one! and why should another decent human being who really needs a heart, be robbed of one just so that this heartless man can get it!

Posted by: genevieve2000 | January 18, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

When did he ever have a heart to need one! and why should another decent human being who really needs a heart, be robbed of one just so that this heartless man can get it!

Posted by: genevieve2000 | January 18, 2011 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Oh ain't this special! We can have a remake of "wizard of oz"! Cheney needs a heart, Bush needs a brain, and Boehner can be the cowardly lion. Lindsey Graham can star as Dorothy!

Posted by: RCorder | January 18, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I would be interested to know how much of Mr. Cheney's health care has cost since the 1970s, how much of that has been paid by the federal goverment, and whether he would have qualified for health insurance given his pre-existing condition?

Posted by: snachuk | January 18, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

~~~~~~~~

I, too, would love to know that information. I do know that Cheney's defibrulator cost was $25,000. He said so himself aat the time, on camera! I don't know if that included the surgery or not.


Rest assured, Cheney hasn't spent a dime on HIS healthcare since he has had a government job most of his life..... all except five years at Halliburton!

You or I would have been turned down had WE requested the defibrulator, heart pump, and now a heart transplant! If we were on Medicare or Medicaid..... we were supposed to just die.....ask Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona!

Recently, a man on Medicare needing a liver transplant was allowed to die because Brewer said the State of Arizona had no money for liver transplants.

Posted by: cashmere1 | January 18, 2011 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Medically, Cheney is a good candidate. In good health but for the heart issue, multiple infarctions (5), use of stents. A little old, but not too old. He has a good support system of friends and family if he gets a transplant.

If one assesses benefit to society, outside the partisan politics of the venomous Left - better Cheney than a welfare momma or a con jailed for life.

Cheney started in 1969 40 years of national service interrupted by 5 years at Haliburton. Smart as a whip, important posts in 4 Administrations including well regarded stints as White House chief of staff and Secretary of Defense. Plus 10 years elected as his state's only representative in the House.

You can dislike his politics, but like the Right said of Teddy, no one can say he didn't serve the nation. Likely, given a fix to his cardiac problems, has another decade or two of service left in him as "senior statesmen".

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | January 18, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I signed up to be a donor, but this is an eye opener. I do not wish to donate even a toenail to vile people.

I will check and see if who has the final say on which recipient gets anything from my remains. Thanks to this creep I will know more about this.

Posted by: PatMaGroyn | January 18, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I signed up to be a donor, but this is an eye opener. I do not wish to donate even a toenail to vile people.

I will check and see if who has the final say on which recipient gets anything from my remains. Thanks to this creep I will know more about this.

Posted by: PatMaGroyn | January 18, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Seems to me like a pre existing condition and his insurer might not cover it. Though he got enough from Halliburton to pay for it himself. But first he needs to come before the "Death Panel" to see if the operation is worth the expense.

Posted by: msjn1 | January 18, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

The final metamorphosis is complete. He will become DARTH VADER and will finally come back for life to imprison all of us citizens of this world because of our belligerent thinking and refusing to go with his plan for world order.

Yoda save us from the EVIL LORD.

Posted by: echoaxle | January 18, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

This war criminal/traitor doesn't deserve a new heart. Let him rot.

Posted by: mojo975 | January 18, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Don't you need a heart in the first place in order to have one transplanted?

Posted by: akitadog | January 18, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

A heart transplant would be a waste of time...it would soon turn to stone and he'd be right back at the public till, demanding a new one.

Posted by: Chagasman | January 18, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I admit it, I'm a liberal and I'm about to make a vile comment. Is there a way I can stipulate on my organ donor card that there are certain people who are not allowed to receive my organs?

Posted by: TheDiz | January 18, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

what, no baboons would agree to leave this ghoul their heart? pity. how's that socialized medicine working out for you, hypocrite?

Posted by: joeblow111 | January 18, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Send him to Arizona for his government sponsored heart transplant procedure. While he's at it, should probably get a conscience and a soul transplant as well given the state of deterioration that organ appears to be in.

Posted by: Poleman | January 18, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

what, no baboons would agree to leave this ghoul their heart? pity. how's that socialized medicine working out for you, dude?

Posted by: joeblow111 | January 18, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

what, no baboons would agree to leave this ghoul their heart? pity. how's that socialized medicine working out for you, dude?

Posted by: joeblow111 | January 18, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

what, no baboons would agree to leave this ghoul their heart. pity. how's that socialized medicine working out for you, dude?

Posted by: joeblow111 | January 18, 2011 12:40 PM | Report abuse

For what earthly reason did NBC consider this war criminal a suitable use of air time? Are they going to help with the imagine rehabbing for him and GWB? Shame on them.

Posted by: Beckola | January 18, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I am not a political fan of Mr. Cheney but for the sake of human decency, could you please follow the example of the NY Times and moderate some of these comments? They serve no value to our discourse and demean all of us.

Seriously, didn't your mothers ever teach you to take the high road in this life? You don't throw stones at sick people. You wish them well. And pray for the redemption of all. And if you can't do that, hopefully someone is praying for your redemption.

Posted by: SarahBB | January 18, 2011 12:36 PM | Report abuse

This is the kind of expensive treatment that we, the taxpayers of this country, are paying for. That's our money he is spending, not his. So when the Repblicans bellow about wasting health care dollars, will they understand how little return there is for transplanting Cheney's heart? Will they object?

Posted by: frodot | January 18, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

This is the kind of expensive treatment that we, the taxpayers of this country, are paying for. That's our money he is spending, not his. So when the Repblicans bellow about wasting health care dollars, will they understand how little return there is for transplanting Cheney's heart? Will they object?

Posted by: frodot | January 18, 2011 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Editor, please note: The word you are looking for is "implant," not "transplant."

Posted by: getjiggly2 | January 18, 2011 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Sirius2
Go crawl in a hole Cheney - you are
an evil, irrelevent monster!


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Is this the civility your Messiah has called for?

Posted by: rexreddy | January 18, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Sirius2
Go crawl in a hole Cheney - you are
an evil, irrelevent monster!


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Is this the civility your Messiah has called for?

Posted by: rexreddy | January 18, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Would a brain transplant for Palin be covered under Obamacare?

Posted by: rexreddy | January 18, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

DICK CHENEY WILL NOT FINALLY REST UNTIL HE WITNESSES THE RE-ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA--THEN HE WILL SHUT UP.

For now, Cheney continues his snipings. Thus, in his interview, you can see continously his bitterness and his hatred of the President. Cheney is right that many of Obama’s policies, especially in the foreign policy area mirror much of the Bush policies he campaigned against. We should never forget the implications of the obstacles Obama faced from the US Senate and the Republican propaganda machine. They do not excuse Obama however. In the final analysis Obama lacked the courage to fight back with the strength of the Presidential podium and the conviction about his fundamental beliefs. And one of Obama’s greatest weaknesses is his inordinate desire to be loved. Thus, at the time Republicans were at their weakest when he took office, he failed to finally dispatch them for good through needed investigations especially as related to the near collapse of the economy (the type that Republicans in the House want to mount against him now). He failed to act boldly, save for some largely symbolic acts, to clearly separate himself from the Bush era attitude. Both Machiavelli and Robert Green (The 48 Laws of Power) insist that it is better for a leader to be hated than to be loved. FDR accepted the Republican hate and fought boldly in spite of it. This weakness has compelled Obama to move noisily away from his base (something no Republican President would do) with marginal gains insufficient to assure his re-election. With some sophistication, he could still have been able to placate his base while pleasing other sectors of his electoral constituency like the independents. The Cheneys are aware of this weakness on the part of Obama and have fully exploited it. Dick Cheney has also been unrelenting in helping to shape the public belief that Obama is a one-term President. He did not stop there: he has take action to see that it would be so. I believe he is the mastermind behind much of the Republican approach that has trammelled Obama in the past two years—Mitch McConnell’s intractable opposition to Obama in the Senate, the Supreme Court Citizens United decision on campaign financing with obvious Republican advantage (Cheney is a hunting partner with Justice Scalia, and Justice Thomas is an unrepentant Bush loyalist), and the more intrusive political role that the Chamber of commerce played in the last election—all to the detriment of our democracy. The timing of Cheney’s interview is telling: at a time it seems that the demonization of Obama is about to come to an end because of Tuscon speech and Obama’s broad acceptability seems to be creeping back. Such developments threaten Cheney’s design., and he would stomach none of it.
Dr. Sam

Posted by: drsam8 | January 18, 2011 11:46 AM | Report abuse

DICK CHENEY WILL NOT FINALLY REST UNTIL HE WITNESSES THE RE-ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA--THEN HE WILL SHUT UP.

For now, Cheney continues his snipings. Thus, in his interview, you can see continously his bitterness and his hatred of the President. Cheney is right that many of Obama’s policies, especially in the foreign policy area mirror much of the Bush policies he campaigned against. We should never forget the implications of the obstacles Obama faced from the US Senate and the Republican propaganda machine. They do not excuse Obama however. In the final analysis Obama lacked the courage to fight back with the strength of the Presidential podium and the conviction about his fundamental beliefs. And one of Obama’s greatest weaknesses is his inordinate desire to be loved. Thus, at the time Republicans were at their weakest when he took office, he failed to finally dispatch them for good through needed investigations especially as related to the near collapse of the economy (the type that Republicans in the House want to mount against him now). He failed to act boldly, save for some largely symbolic acts, to clearly separate himself from the Bush era attitude. Both Machiavelli and Robert Green (The 48 Laws of Power) insist that it is better for a leader to be hated than to be loved. FDR accepted the Republican hate and fought boldly in spite of it. This weakness has compelled Obama to move noisily away from his base (something no Republican President would do) with marginal gains insufficient to assure his re-election. With some sophistication, he could still have been able to placate his base while pleasing other sectors of his electoral constituency like the independents. The Cheneys are aware of this weakness on the part of Obama and have fully exploited it. Dick Cheney has also been unrelenting in helping to shape the public belief that Obama is a one-term President. He did not stop there: he has take action to see that it would be so. I believe he is the mastermind behind much of the Republican approach that has trammelled Obama in the past two years—Mitch McConnell’s intractable opposition to Obama in the Senate, the Supreme Court Citizens United decision on campaign financing with obvious Republican advantage (Cheney is a hunting partner with Justice Scalia, and Justice Thomas is an unrepentant Bush loyalist), and the more intrusive political role that the Chamber of commerce played in the last election—all to the detriment of our democracy. The timing of Cheney’s interview is telling: at a time it seems that the demonization of Obama is about to come to an end because of Tuscon speech and Obama’s broad acceptability seems to be creeping back. Such developments threaten Cheney’s design., and he would stomach none of it.
Dr. Sam

Posted by: drsam8 | January 18, 2011 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I guess having five heart attacks, high blood pressure, and poor health aren't considered a pre-existing condition by his coverage.

Gotta love that free tax-payer funded health care!

Posted by: janeway1 | January 18, 2011 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I would be interested to know how much of Mr. Cheney's health care has cost since the 1970s, how much of that has been paid by the federal goverment, and whether he would have qualified for health insurance given his pre-existing condition?

Posted by: snachuk | January 18, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

How to blunt the Republican attempt to can health care ...... the Dems should just up pictures of Cheney.

Posted by: dongrahamwp | January 18, 2011 11:40 AM | Report abuse

How to blunt the Republican attempt to can health care ...... the Dems should just up pictures of Cheney.

Posted by: dongrahamwp | January 18, 2011 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Ah, I can count on one thing today.
As soon as I read the headline I knew exactly what classy comments I would encounter on the blogs. So glad that my fellow men and women haven't let me down.

Thank Goodness for free speech!

Posted by: jiboo | January 18, 2011 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Good thing he entitled to BIG GOVERNMENT provided healthcare.

Posted by: whocares666 | January 18, 2011 11:33 AM | Report abuse

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.....

Posted by: hcpf | January 18, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse

heart transplant? fo' realz tho

Posted by: miss-tified | January 18, 2011 11:22 AM | Report abuse

No argument from me. He's probably needed one since birth.

I wish the SOB a full and smooth recovery.

Posted by: carlaclaws | January 18, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

DON" CRYYYYYYY FOR ME ARGENTEEEE I Mean AMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEREEEEECA

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | January 18, 2011 11:04 AM | Report abuse

US soldiers have been given orders to check the blood type of each Taliban soldier captured in preparation of Cheneys transplant. The Taliban soldiers whos blood matches Cheneys will be involuntary heart donors so that Cheney may live.

Posted by: pt1836metz | January 18, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

US soldiers have been given orders to check the blood type of each Taliban soldier captured in preparation of Cheneys transplant. The Taliban soldiers whos blood matches Cheneys will be involuntary heart donors so that Cheney may live.

Posted by: pt1836metz | January 18, 2011 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Surely somewhere there is a rabid hyena that would donate a heart for Cheney, if only out of professional courtesy.

Posted by: Southernwriter | January 18, 2011 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Where would doctors find a donor heart that doesn't already have a wooden stake driven through it?

Posted by: slim21 | January 18, 2011 10:56 AM | Report abuse

If DICK cheney does receive a heart transplant, maybe he will finally "have a heart" and begin to feel love towards other people instead of just hatred, anger and bitterness.

Up until now, his heart has been as cold and as hard as stone. That man looks hateful and evil. There is absolutely no warmth or joy in those eyes and that face. He really is a man made of stone.

Posted by: cashmere1 | January 18, 2011 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Go crawl in a hole Cheney - you are
an evil, irrelevent monster!

Posted by: Sirius2 | January 18, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

It's good Cheney doesn't live in Arizona and that he has that generous Federal government health insurance! No problem for a transplant for him.

Posted by: rschaeffer1 | January 18, 2011 10:50 AM | Report abuse

It's good that Cheney doesn't live in Arizona and has that generous Federal government health insurance! No problem for him to get a transplant.

Posted by: rschaeffer1 | January 18, 2011 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Is this a surprise to anyone? Ole "unilateral Dick" may need a heart transplant. He should have had one years ago.

Posted by: mjmann | January 18, 2011 10:47 AM | Report abuse

It's good that Cheney doesn't live in Arizona and has that generous Federal government health insurance! No problem for him to get a transplant.

Posted by: rschaeffer1 | January 18, 2011 10:46 AM | Report abuse

jeezus, now he looks as evil on the outside as he is on the inside.

Posted by: calif-joe | January 18, 2011 10:45 AM | Report abuse

DICK cheney has had heart attacks, by-passes, pacemakers, a defibrulator, heart pump, and now needs a heart TRANSPLANT? cheney sure is getting HIS money's worth out of his government insurance! Good thing he has held a government job all his life, otherwise he probably would be uninsurable, like many Americans.

And in Arizona...... there is NO money for heart transplants or transplants of any kind! As long as McCain lives in Arizona, he better stay on government insurance! Jan Brewer has no use for sick people , she just lets them die...... unless they are politicians of course and on FEDERAL insurance programs!

Posted by: cashmere1 | January 18, 2011 10:45 AM | Report abuse

The mans heart had been turning to stone for years. The problem who will donate a heart for him, or will they get one from a dead Iraqi. In any case I am sure he will bust to the front of the waiting list line. The should have taken Sadam Husseins heart and frozen it for Cheney.

Posted by: pt1836metz | January 18, 2011 10:42 AM | Report abuse

For years, he has been asked to "have a heart" and he ignored it.

Posted by: publish | January 18, 2011 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Old heart, new heart, he'll still be Dick "Unitary Executive" Cheney. There's nothing good to say about him, so I'll stop here.

Posted by: karlmarx2 | January 18, 2011 10:35 AM | Report abuse

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