It must be hard. You spend eight years as vice president to war-happy George W. Bush plotting new combat adventures after avoiding military service yourself. I mean, you had "other priorities," so what's the big deal?!
Now you want to go to Canada and those mellow Canucks are anything but. Reported St. Louis Today:
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney canceled a Canadian speaking appearance because of security concerns sparked by demonstrations during a visit he made to Vancouver last fall.
Cheney was scheduled to talk about his experiences in office and the current American political situation at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 24.
But Ryan Ruppert of Spectre Live Corp. said on Monday that Cheney and his daughter Elizabeth had begged off through their agent.
"After speaking with their security advisers, they changed their mind on coming to the event," Ruppert said. He said they had "decided it was better for their personal safety they stay out of Canada.
It's a hard life! You can't go to Europe out of fear that someone there might snatch you to put on trial for war crimes. Maybe Asia is safe, but can you be sure? And you can't even visit Canada!
Perhaps in Cheney's next life he won't so avidly push for the sort of wars that he would have refused to serve in.