Dick Cheney's Heart

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 37•09 Mar 14, 2001

Last week, vice-president Dick Cheney, a four-time heart-attack victim, underwent angioplasty surgery. What do you think about his heart problems?

  • “Wait a second: I thought Bush was the one with the heart, and Cheney was the one with the brains.”

    Adrienne Knox –
    Student

  • “Dick Cheney's heart may be a mass of marbleized fat and its arteries choked with bacon rind, but to me, it's made of one thing: pure gold.”

    Benjamin Evans –
    Systems Analyst

  • “If Cheney ever has a heart attack during a press conference, he should clutch his chest and shout, 'Elizabeth, I'm comin'!'”

    Pete Powell –
    Clerk

  • “Cheney has failed to heed the cautionary words of Billy Joel, who warns that working too hard can give you a heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack.”

    Carolyn Hester –
    Caterer

  • “As a doctor holding a plastic, cross-sectioned model of a human heart, let me just say this: Think of the heart as a piston in a car engine...”

    Marc Andersen –
    Cardiologist

  • “So Cheney went back to work a day after heart surgery? I gotta hand it to him–he practices what he preaches, healthcare-wise.”

    Bud Lathrop –
    Roofer