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Dick Cheney in the Hospital After Chest Pains

Old 02-22-10, 08:05 PM
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Dick Cheney in the Hospital After Chest Pains

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is at George Washington University Hospital in Washington tonight after experiencing chest pains.

Cheney’s doctors are evaluating the situation and the former vice president is resting comfortably, his spokesman told ABC News tonight.


Cheney has a long history of heart problems. He has had four attacks, the first in 1978 when he was just 37 years old and the most recent in November 2000 after he and former President George W. Bush were elected to the White House. In 2001 Cheney had a pacemaker installed into his chest and last September he underwent elective back surgery to treat lumbar spinal stenosis.

On Friday Cheney is scheduled to see former President George W. Bush for the first time since they left office last January at a breakfast reunion of Bush White House staffers.

The news of Cheney’s hospitalization first broke because his daughter, Liz Cheney, cancelled a scheduled appearance at the Lincoln Day Republican dinner in Schaumburg, IL tonight.

Liz Cheney was to be the keynote speaker at the fundraiser organized for the Republican committees of Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover, Palatine, Schaumburg and Wheeling townships.

An Illinois Republican involved with the planning of the event tonight said that he spoke to an aide to Liz Cheney at about 11am ET today.

The aide informed this official that Liz Cheney would not be able to attend the event because she was in Washington and at the hospital with her father.

-Jonathan Karl and Karen Travers
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpu...est-pains.html

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This is troubling; I hope he gets well soon.
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I do not. I can't actively wish him death, but I do think that even today the world would be a better place without him.
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I hope he gets well soon, but I can't say I'd be disappointed if his doctors advise him never to go on another talk show, write another op-ed, or do anything else that requires me paying even a little bit of attention to his opinions.
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I do not. I can't actively wish him death, but I do think that even today the world would be a better place without him.
"Come join the tolerant liberal party where we sing John Lennon songs and imagine living as one....but you better live like us or we'll wish you were dead."
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I do not. I can't actively wish him death, but I do think that even today the world would be a better place without him.
Therein lies the weakness of your ideology. You're a do-nothing, think-everything crowd.
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"Come join the tolerant liberal party where we sing John Lennon songs and imagine living as one....but you better live like us or we'll wish you were dead."
You got me, my first thoughts on seeing this thread "die, die, die". Good thing I'm agnostic and don't believe in hell, or I'd be going there.
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I like Cheney much more now that he's out of office. Hope he gets well soon.
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"Come join the tolerant liberal party where we sing John Lennon songs and imagine living as one....but you better live like us or we'll wish you were dead."
Would it be wrong (or intolerant or un-liberal) for somebody living in the 1930s to wish Hitler dead?
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Would it be wrong (or intolerant or un-liberal) for somebody living in the 1930s to wish Hitler dead?

It would be asinine for anyone to even try to make the comparison.
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You got me, my first thoughts on seeing this thread "die, die, die". Good thing I'm agnostic and don't believe in hell, or I'd be going there.
I thought the same thing with Ted Kennedy and John Murtha. But I had the good sense not to say it. There seems to be enough time in the reading of a thing and the writing of a response to come to one's senses, I think.
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I hope he gets well soon, but I can't say I'd be disappointed if his doctors advise him never to go on another talk show, write another op-ed, or do anything else that requires me paying even a little bit of attention to his opinions.
You know there is such a thing as an "off" button
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"Come join the tolerant liberal party where we sing John Lennon songs and imagine living as one....but you better live like us or we'll wish you were dead."
I may be liberal, but I am by no means tolerant of everyone, and certainly not someone by whose actions so many have died unnecessarily. Also, I hate John Lennon and The Beatles.
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It would be asinine for anyone to even try to make the comparison.
What about OBL? More Americans have been killed in the current wars than were killed by the World Trade Center attack. I think Cheney had more than a little to do with that.
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Can't this just be a sticky already?
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Would it be wrong (or intolerant or un-liberal) for somebody living in the 1930s to wish Hitler dead?
I would expect such a comment from some of our members. I didn't expect it from you.
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Bob Dole is in the hospital. He has pneumonia. That's not good for anyone. It's especially not good for an 86 year old someone.

I'm wishing him well.
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Can't this just be a sticky already?
Cheney specifically or "Politician in hospital, all inappropriate comments and fake outrage go here"?
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If we had Obamacare he'd be dead already

Or, at the very least, he'd be visiting the "Death Panel".
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Apparently, zombeaner has set up his own "Death Panel" for politicians who dare to have different views than him.
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You know there is such a thing as an "off" button
...which is precisely why JasonF is allowed nowhere NEAR Cheney's hospital room.
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Apparently, zombeaner has set up his own "Death Panel" for politicians who dare to have different views than him.
"Dare"? Really? Dick Cheney is like a robot built for evil.
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...which is precisely why JasonF is allowed nowhere NEAR Cheney's hospital room.
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"Dare"? Really? Dick Cheney is like a robot built for evil.
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Where do you come up with this nonsense?
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