At 66, Dick Cheney seems to have had a myriad of heart ailments. You can only imagine how long that can last.
But there he is. Getting some of the best health care (for himself) that our tax paying money can buy. And what does he do for his country in return?
Cheney has heart rhythm restored
Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 02:01 GMT
US Vice President Dick Cheney has had treatment for a irregular heart beat.
Doctors at George Washington University Hospital gave him an electrical shock to restore the heart's normal rhythm.
Mr Cheney, who has a history of heart conditions, spent two and a half hours there after seeking treatment for "a lingering cough from a cold".
Mr Cheney, 66, has had four heart attacks, quadruple bypass surgery and operations to clear blocked arteries. He was fitted with a pacemaker in 2001.
In July, the vice president had minor surgery to replace the pacemaker's battery which was running low.
Mr Cheney has also had operations to clear blood clots in his knees and in March started taking blood-thinning medicine to treat another blood clot in his lower left leg.
He's a hanger-onner. And for what? To see this country further ruined? To see our credibility in the world further ruined?