• Dick Cheney: Musicologist

    The Washington Times ran an interview with Dick Cheney last week wherein the outgoing Vice President talked about things he's done for injured servicemen and women, other than help get them injured in the first place.

    [THE VICE PRESIDENT: ]One of the things we've done a number of occasions is to host a barbecue at the Vice President's residence, where we invite in the wounded from Bethesda or Walter Reed, and their families, and provide a meal for them, and invite in usually a country and western singer to participate.  We had Charlie Daniels not too long ago.  Sara Evans has been in, people like that.

    Q    No rap.  (Laughter.)

    THE VICE PRESIDENT:  No rap, no.  The country and western is sort of a compromise between old folks — you know, the big band sound of the '50s and the rappers that the younger generation understands.  I have trouble even following it.  (Laughter.)  But we — you know, I think we all feel a very, very special obligation to them.

    First of all, if there's one thing anyone knows about music, it's if you have a big band fans intermingling with rap fans at your party, country is the obvious compromise. The Mandrell Sisters are essentially the musical bridge between Benny Goodman and Jay-Z. So kudos to you, Mr. Vice President.

    Meanwhile, LOL, of course "no rap (laughter)." What a hilarious question to ask. You think Dick Cheney likes rap? How could he possibly find anything to relate to in f-bomb-riddled lyrics about shooting people?

    Tags: Dick Cheney, Music, Washington Times


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