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.
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