If anyone ever needed protection, this guy does

dick-cheney-smilingVice presidents typically are cut off from their security detail once their stint in office ends, so extensions must be approved by the president.  President Obama granted continued Secret Service protection to the former vice president for an undisclosed length of time.  Read more here.

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8 responses to “If anyone ever needed protection, this guy does

  1. That is scary Fnord. It seems no matter how hard Obama tries to extract himself from the evils of the Bush administration the tentacles are still holding on tight. I wonder if they had devised secret plans in the event they didn’t get re-elected to force the new presidents hand? When Obama back peddles on an issue it has the smell of GOP all over it!

  2. It frosts my butt that American’s tax monies are still going to this evil mean useless man. He made billions off his war of choice and could afford to pay for his own security before those new billions were made.

    I should probably be complaining that too many needy folks are getting government aid. They didn’t ‘serve’ their country so can’t be as deserving.

    Yeah, Loon, Obama isn’t giving up any of those extra privileges for the Executive branch.

  3. What protection does he need? He can shoot a lawyer in the face from ten paces. Sounds like a serious Shakespearean playa to me.

  4. If Dick’s Daddy had USED PROTECTION,
    the world may be a better place today.
    I’m just sayin’….

  5. Bad Biker

    The real question is; who is going to protect the Secret Service from Cheney?

    The Dick always looks like he’s about to bite the balls off an elephant.

  6. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Saturday, July 11, 2009 — 4:53 PM ET
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    Cheney Is Linked to C.I.A. Concealment of Terror Program

    The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years
    on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

    The report that Mr. Cheney was behind the decision to conceal the still-unidentified program from Congress deepened the mystery surrounding it, suggesting that the Bush administration had put a high priority on the program and its secrecy.

    Mr. Panetta, who ended the program when he first learned of its existence from subordinates on June 23, briefed the two intelligence committees about it in separate closed sessions the next day.