Former Vice President Dick Cheney; oh, such an unfortunate first name, entered the finest of hospitals today so that the finest of surgeons could operate on his back with the finest of medical personnel in attendance. While costs for the surgery are unknown at this time, it is suspected that Cheney will pay for little or none of the services he receives.
Because of his service in the federal government, he enjoys comprehensive medical insurance; a commodity which has undoubtedly made if possible for him to be kept alive. This, of course, is denied many Americans, and only available to many others as long as they remain employed by firms willing to provide generous benefits....and how long do any of us think that they will keep up, really?
Anyway. as Mr. Cheney entered the hospital he turned to the cameras recording his admission and thumbed his nose. "This is for all of you schlemiels out there who don't have insurance," he said. "At least, I've got mine. Hurray for me. Viva Glen Beck, by the way."