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Take Dick Cheney Out to the Ballgame!

Now we know where he was. Dick Cheney skipped the Sunday talk show circuit to observe one of the cruelest and harshest forms of punishment up close and personal at Nationals Park: He had a perfect view of the Philadelphia Phillies' 8-6 defeat of the Washington Nationals, a torturous sweep of the Nats that, even still, didn't produce much information on why Washington's fledgling baseball team is so pathetic. (Would threats of waterboarding help the Nats' disastrous bullpen?)

Cheney sat in the front row behind home plate in the President's Club area of the ballpark, protected by about a half dozen Secret Service agents. He appeared to be with his son-in-law, Philip Perry, and perhaps granddaughter, according to eyewitnesses.

Daughter Liz Cheney didn't join them, as she was taking the family spot on the Sunday shows touting "alternative " interrogation methods.

While Liz carried Dad's water before the cameras, Dad remained quiet and contemplative behind home plate.

Unlike his boisterous stance on the torture bully pulpit of late, the former vice president was remarkably subdued. It was impossible to tell which team he was rooting for, if he was cheering for either, says one Sleuth informant who sat behind the former Veep.

"He wasn't chatty or boisterous or very talkative to his son-in-law and granddaughter. Just watched the game and relaxed," says our source, who requested anonymity for fear of extraordinary rendition for speaking about the ultra-secretive Cheney's whereabouts.

Perhaps he was contemplating his next move: a speech at the American Enterprise Institute later this week titled "Keeping America Safe."

The seemingly unfashionable former VPOTUS wore a spiffy Helly Hansen jacket and a navy cap that allowed him to remain relatively incognito. Our source who sat behind Cheney says the cap was emblazoned with a U.S.S. (something) on it, with "gold leafy things on the brim."

Our guess is, it was U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, the ship Cheney famously dedicated in July 2003.

Dick Cheney fans, if there were any at Nats Park yesterday, remained cool. "No one came over and bugged him," says our informant. Though Cheney did pose for one photo before leaving.

If anyone has a copy, please send it our way and we'll post it ASAP!

By Mary Ann Akers  |  May 18, 2009; 10:10 AM ET
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I heard that Cheney went to see the Nats because he wanted to see what torture REALLY looks like.

And given the novel way they lost yesterday, throwing a bunted ball to an "undisclosed location," he wasn't disappointed.

Posted by: Meridian1 | May 18, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Naval officers call the gold trim on the brim scrambled eggs.

Posted by: JuanCochino | May 18, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Take him out to prison is a much better sentence. Why won't this evil war criminal and his rancid family GO AWAY? They are roundly despised, and no one wants to hear from them.

Posted by: vegasgirl1 | May 18, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I agree, Vegasgirl, he should be taken out to prison and left there indefinitely. Him and his cronies destroyed every aspect of our country. They couldn't even stay true to the traditional conservative value of small government; they spent more money than any previous administration and sucked taxpayer's savings dry like a vampire.

Thank goodness the Obama administration is staying true to its mission of reducing excessive spending in the government and elsewhere. I think good government does spend money on its people, but it does it correctly. Right now, things are out of whack. We spend too much on silly things and not enough on things that matter, like ending global poverty.

The Borgen Project ( has some interesting insight into addressing the issues of global poverty, something we can remedy easily and sustainably.

Some interesting figures to ponder:
$30 billion USD: The annual shortfall to end global poverty.
$550 billion USD: The annual US defense budget.

Posted by: concernedcitizen111 | May 18, 2009 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Like many, I find it immensely amusing to hear "conservatives" tout the Bush administration when that very administration brought us bigger government and greater debt. Oh sure, running the war "off budget" was slick, but it was only fumbling slight of hand intended to fool the more simple-minded. Cheney and Bush....yea, that's the order in which to remember them...the "leader" and the "follower"...they're doomed to history's darkest assessments. What abject failures they are in the eyes of a majority of Americans, the World, and much of the Republican party they almost single-handedly ran into the ditch. Thanks boys.

Posted by: skiloypet | May 19, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

It's amazing how you left wing socialist commentators continue to pick on an administration that is gone. You make it sound like going to a baseball game is unAmerican. Why don't you give us some news instead like Obama taking over the banks and auto industry. Claiming to create 150,000 jobs last month when 650,000 others joined the unemployment rolls. The country is starting to look like communist Russia and all you can talk about is Cheney at a baseball game. Why don't you talk about the executive branch of government usurping the roll of the Congress and state governments?

Posted by: gerrypooh | May 19, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse


It's not "take him out to the ballgame"...It's take him OUT of the ballgame!!

Posted by: vagaf31 | May 19, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Just take him out!!

Posted by: katerinaDeligiannis | May 19, 2009 11:49 PM | Report abuse

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