Cheney Visit Cost Taxpayers $4,500
Though the visit was only a few hours from the time the Vice President touched down at Gowen Field until Air Force Two took off, Boise Police racked up 92 hours of overtime, what with the massages and pedicures that The Rifleman required.
Cheney was in town to stump for Republican first congressional district candidate Bill Sali and let the taxpayers foot the bill in this frontier town. In fact, he came full dressed in his frontier duds.
The first thing he did was to ask the attending syncophantic reporters if there were any shooting ranges he could visit, as he was keeping in fighting shape in case his country called him to defend his country from Ben Laden in Iraq or Afghanistan.
He brought his friend, little "W" to carry wood and polish his boots. Then, he left for Cincinnati Thursday to help fill Congressman Steve Chabot's campaign coffers.
The vice president will attend a private fundraiser there. He said that since Cinncinnati was a civilized town, and had a real public library, he would shave and put on real pants for the party.
Attendees will pay $1,000 per person or $1,500 per couple and it costs $2,100 to attend the reception and get a picture with Vice President Cheney. Gee, I wish I had that kind of money.
But I sure wouldn't spend it getting my picture taken with Cheney. Already have a picture of me and Bush that I keep face-down and hidden in the closet from his days as Governor.