Dick Cheney looking extra-slender at G.W. Bush Library groundbreaking
When does skinny look too skinny? The question popped up Tuesday after an appearance by . . . another reed-thin starlet? Nope - former vice president Dick Cheney.
A noticeably slimmer Cheney, 69, attended Tuesday's groundbreaking for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas. "The former vice president lost weight while being hospitalized last summer for heart surgery," spokesman Peter Long told our colleague Manuel Roig-Franzia. "He hopes to keep it off as it is healthier for him to do so."
Healthier, yes, but the leaner Cheney looks different (okay, older) in the pictures without those extra pounds around his face. Bill Clinton's recent weight loss thinned out his face, giving him a slightly gaunt look. Ditto for Al Gore and George W. Bush, who tend to look a wee bit tired when they lose weight.
French actress Catherine Deneuve famously said a women of a certain age has to choose her face or her body: Carry a few extra pounds and flesh out those lines, or stay thin but look older. That's true for politicians, too. Of course, there's always the discreet nip and tuck -- but Cheney just doesn't strike us as a Botox kind of guy.
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| November 18, 2010; 1:06 AM ET
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