March 11th, 2009

Cheney Won’t “Air Board” VT or NY Fish

by Philip Baruth

We can all stand down, people: it seems that Dick Cheney has been bumped from the New York Anglers Dinner to be held by the American Fly Fishing Museum, which is located in Vermont, and which, as we all agreed several weeks ago, should not encourage the former Vice President to stick sharpened metal barbs in living things. Why did Cheney pull out? VDB’s was not the only pushback, of course. There was also some mild reaction elsewhere too, such as the following light-hearted quip from Fly Rod and Reel magazine: “It’s as if the Holocaust museum held a dinner to honor [Nazi war criminal] Klaus Barbie.” Later much, Dick.