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Dick Cheney Loves Him Some Skim Latte

Former vice president Dick Cheney was in a wheelchair at President Obama's inauguration, after hurting his back while moving boxes to his new home in McLean, Va.

We've found one of Dick Cheney's new undisclosed locations: the Starbucks on Chain Bridge Road in McLean, Va.

And while he may be dwelling on the "tough, mean, dirty, nasty business" of being vice president and protecting the nation's security, Cheney is just a regular guy at his new not-so-super-secret location.

He has been there a couple of times, according to employees at the coffee shop who, perhaps still fearful of the powerful and notoriously secretive vice president, asked that we not use their names.

Cheney's drink of choice, they told us, is skim latte. (Lynne Cheney no doubt will be pleased to hear the hubby is taking care of that troublesome heart when she's not around to remind him.)

One Starbucks employee says the most remarkable thing about one of Cheney's recent visits, just last week, was that he had no security in tow - at least none that were conspicuous. But other times his security detail has been noticeable, another coffee shop worker tells us. "It's hit or miss," he says.

During his final appearance before the American people as vice president on Inauguration Day, Cheney was in a wheelchair after hurting his back while moving boxes to his new home in McLean, which is just down the street from his new now-disclosed coffee location.

But three weeks later, Cheney is charging into Starbucks like his old self, without the aid even of a cane. "A little bit of a limp," one Starbucks employee says.

He doesn't linger, he orders his latte and leaves.

And no one has been seen asking Cheney - whose approval rating stood at just 13 percent when he left office - for his autograph. As one Starbucks employee says of Cheney's last visit to the store, "It wasn't like, 'Oh, Dick Cheney!' No one rushed him."

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 13, 2009; 2:19 PM ET
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What was the point of this article? It is no earth shattering news that Cheyney enjoys a latte, in fact he is just one of thousands who do. It would be news if he emptied his skimmed treat over a customer or burned his mouth and sued Starbucks. Waste of reporting time, no wonder newspapers are losing money.

Posted by: elizabeth6 | February 13, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I wish that coffee was his only vice.

Posted by: MikeK3 | February 13, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Strong the federal prison cafe can get ready for him

Posted by: aussiebones | February 13, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I hope he chokes on his latte and dies.

Posted by: August30 | February 13, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what this odious, corrupt war criminal thinks? The only news we want to hear about Cheney is that he is facing war profiteering charges.

Posted by: vegasgirl1 | February 13, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Cheney is a menace to the republic.

Posted by: nick7 | February 13, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I hear if one drops those hot latte's in ones lap, one may feel what those people got in a boiling vat of water under rendition in foreign countries in Cheney's name.

Slippery cups?

Posted by: siren1 | February 13, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney is a GOD!!!!!

If only we could clone Cheney, this world would be a great place.

He is so insightful in his critique of bammie, "He sucks a big one!"

Posted by: 2xy4k9 | February 14, 2009 2:41 AM | Report abuse

Do they ask him for his name so someone can chant Latte for Dick. Yeah that would be a real put downer

Posted by: desmond8819 | February 14, 2009 3:18 AM | Report abuse

I think the "news" is that Dick Cheney is a latte sipping hypocrite. Just like anyone who rails against something...deep down they know they want it.

Posted by: brianiwakiri | February 14, 2009 5:25 AM | Report abuse

Another reason to avoid Starbucks.

Posted by: sarahabc | February 14, 2009 6:17 AM | Report abuse

No doubt, he cannot get it up, it is less then three inches long and over 20 years ago what may have dribbled out is far less then skimmed.

Does any body doubt that the daughter is gay ! and the SOB like killing by shooting in the barrel.

Posted by: goldengate | February 14, 2009 6:33 AM | Report abuse

The only pertinent information I ever want to hear from you (or anyone else) about this toxic man is the court date for his war crimes trial in The Hague.

Posted by: loulor | February 14, 2009 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Really? Who in the h#@% gives a s#$t what Cheney likes! An 11% approval rating means that 90% of the American public is sick of hearing from him and about him. Eventually, he'll go down in history the same way that the other notorius Republican institutional psychopaths have, who inhabited the office of the vice president

Posted by: Doowadiddy | February 14, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

This is POINTLESS!!!!! We all know that Dick loves latte! The writer is probably bored to death trying to find a good story to write about. This right here is ABSOLUTELY random! We are tired of hearing Dick Cheney and his heart issues and his love for Starbucks. I mean come on...WE ALL LOVE STARBUCKS!!!!! When she has something thats worth reading let us know!!!

Posted by: chaniquafrazier | February 14, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

This is POINTLESS! Who cares that Dick Cheney loves Starbucks. The writer was probably bored when she wrote this. I feel that there are some other things to write such as "Obama's Stimulus Plan", millions who lost their jobs, and companies who are closing. This article is a waste of time!

Posted by: chaniquafrazier | February 14, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Well isn't it interesting that he's drinking some la de da latte, you would think he'd be a real man/republican and take real american coffee, black, no sugar. All republicans are phonies who receive some form of welfare. Sometimes they call it farm subsidies and crap like that but it's still welfare, no rugged individualists there.

Posted by: campiron | February 14, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

As far as I am concerned, this great man can drink what ever he wants without being bothered. History will tell what he did to keep us safe, and I will always wish him the very best.

Posted by: RobAnn | February 14, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Dear WP readers,
it's a much different story about how hard is the everyday life in the old Europe. Take a look at this:

Posted by: orbanklan | February 16, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

We always knew that Cheney was a closet latte-sipper. Probably likes French food too. Hypocrite! War criminal. His day will come.

Posted by: thebobbob | February 17, 2009 12:08 AM | Report abuse

He looks more like Dr. Strangelove everyday.

Posted by: nodebris | February 17, 2009 1:11 AM | Report abuse

where is your filter and why is it not working? the totally offensive remark by golden gate posted 2/14 should be removed.

Posted by: checquers | February 17, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Peanut butter cookies go well with Latte. As far as the skim goes, Cheney made sure that he skimmed lots of $$ from his Halliburton connections. I appreciate this light hearted look at this scoundrel.

Posted by: leonh74 | February 17, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Is NOTHING sacred? Now, I hafta' worry about seeing that bastard at MY Starbux, wot a creeping-feeling of nausea comes upon me!

All this time, I believed the old adage, that coffee was the "think" drink.

Posted by: Hub2 | February 17, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, this article just made me choke on my senior coffee at McDonald's (63 cents after a PA tax). I always wished Cheney could have enjoyed some of the Great Lake's Navy boot camp "joe" during his younger days instead of taking those five deferments! But, what the heck, it was fun reading.

Posted by: dlbucs | February 17, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.

$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$550 billion: U.S. Defense budget

Posted by: atsegga | February 17, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

RobAnn, sounds like you have been drinking too much Fox News. Go vomit because you are sick.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | February 17, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Akers: Cheers for the clues on Mr. C's worldly haunts and security as if he craved or deserved celebrity ala Paris Hilton. No doubt we can all look forward to more stalking revelations, e.g. just where does Mr. Daschel meet his driver? Which hotels are Mr. Gore's favorites ( security in tow?)Or, possibly, where do the Post reporters hang these post-paper days after deadline? Please don't hold back. Perhaps you might dare share your own itineraries? No doubt a few of your readers would love to hook up and spring for a latte. If not, pray tell why what's good for the gander is not good for the goose?

Posted by: thealaskan | February 17, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

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