Is Dick Cheney Senile?

I think it’s time that we, as a country, take a serious look at the mental health of the vice president. When an aging loved one clings stubbornly to beliefs that fly in the face of reality, we’re inclined to look the other way, to make excuses, to quietly cover up the problem.

But when the person losing his grip is the vice president, it’s a different matter. It would be okay if we could just put him into ‘safe’ mode and have him send beeps back to the home planet every so often. But it’s not working out that way; he’s continuing to beam corrupted data to the gullible mind at Mission Control. And there’s that “only a heartbeat away” thing, too.

Righties will dismiss this as snark, but I’m serious. I think there is real evidence that Dick Cheney is actually, literally, senile.

Something to think about.

3 Responses to “Is Dick Cheney Senile?”

  1. mmr Says:

    A friend of mine (really, I do have friends) thinks of Cheney as a sort of “puppet master”, the behind the scenes master-mind who is pulling Bush’s strings. I have to admit, many of the smug, dumb smiles that Cheney produced behind Bush (like the one so admirably put into this post) support that view. They also support the view of someone going senile.

    However, I remember him during the debates and to be honest he seemed like a sharp guy who really knew the issues. I didn’t agree with a lot of what he said, but I think he did even a better job than Liebermann of looking competent.

    Add to this his PNAC alliances from years before and we may just be seeing someone who’s so myopically focused on rearranging the world (making his buddies richer) that any evidence to the contrary of his “grand view” is ignored. And he knows a good portion of his electorate just doesn’t care.

    My two cents.

  2. Craig Says:


    Stubborn? Yes.

    Unrealistic? Yes.

    A bit of a loose cannon? Yes.

    But senile???

    Come on….. Maybe if he said there was a connection between al Qaeda and his next door neighbor, and that evidence of Iraq’s WMD is hidden in Edward Kennedy’s liquor cabinet!

    If that’s your evidence of senility, then Howard Dean’s outburst in Iowa is my evidence of an obvious psychopath!

  3. Peg Says:

    This has occurred to me before and I am surprised more folks haven’t brought it up; perhaps not clinically ‘senile’ as in suffering the beginnings of Alzheimer’s (though that is always a possibility), but definitely has signs of paranoid delusions, monomaniacial tendencies, etc. I guess you could call it ‘Halfs-Heimers’ ;-)

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