I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me

Cheney signed on as the heavyweight. No wonder he isn't light on his feet

When Dick Cheney arrives in your state, he comes with instructions. Don't send him to a rally--he doesn't like crowds. Don't send him to a county fair--he doesn't like shaking hands. And no one wants a repeat of the "polka incident," when a woman at a Polish festival grabbed a grimacing Cheney for a dance. He'll go to fund raisers, but don't expect any schmoozing. Last Wednesday night at the Senate's annual dinner for major donors, he sat with lobbyists at a table guarded by the Secret Service and then slipped away without slapping one back. At a Labor Day parade...

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