The Invincible Tin Woodsman, Dick Cheney

Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant on Saturday in Virginia raising the taboo questions, ‘is he too old?’ and ‘does he deserve it?’

Cheney seems invincible considering he’s has had five heart attacks and two prior surgeries since 1978.

It’s likely that his veins were drained long ago and replaced with synthetic 900 proof cat blood. Anything with urban nine-lives mythology.

ABC News stated that many hospitals have policies against performing transplants on patients over 65 but that some will go as old as 72. (Cheney is 71)

He was on the transplant list for over 20 months, which is not an unusually long time. According to Dr. Jonathan Chen of Columbia University, the VP’s new heart probably doesn’t come based on wealth or status. 

“Patients from 18 all the way up to 71 years old, are on the same national list and you’re listed on the basis of medical urgency and then how long you’ve been waiting.”

2 thoughts on “The Invincible Tin Woodsman, Dick Cheney

  1. They say that but he’s in a position of political power. You tell me that he’s not going to get bumped up on the list? I think he should retire. I don’t think the stress is good for him.

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