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Dick Cheney is a Horrible Human Being

Dick Cheney is a truly horrible human being. I may have told this story before here but it bears repeating.

I was playing poker in Las Vegas and sitting next to a rather well-dressed woman — “well-dressed” in the sense that the jeans and blouse were “designer” and the jewelry was seriously real. Women make up but a tenth of poker players and well-dressed ones are rare.

I started the standard chit-chat with, “So where are you from?”

“Wyoming,” she said.

“Oh, Dick Cheney’s state,” I replied.

“Oh yes, Cheney’s state. I know him, you know.”

“What? Really?” I said.

“Really. He lives just down the block.”

At this point I assumed I was chatting with a Repbulican. She’s clearly wealthy. Lives in an up-scale community down the block from the Cheneys and is visiting Las Vegas during the WSOP. So I asked the obvious: “What’s he like?” And expected the worst.

She leaned over and said, very quietly, “He’s pure evil. Pure fucking evil.”

And we went back to playing poker.

Reader Comments (2)

Hi Mr. Reber:
I was just curious: Can you tell us how long ago it was when you had that exchange with that lady?

December 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The summer of 2013.

December 16, 2014 | Registered CommenterArthur S. Reber

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