Dick Cheney cancels trip to Canada, ‘too dangerous’
Is Dick Cheney the first person in history afraid to go to Canada? Can't he just send other people's kids, like usual? http://t.co/RvkMcfuX
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 13, 2012
We’re not sure, but we do know he does come with a security detail. Is that out of the question as well? Here’s the report from the National Post:
Former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney has cancelled an April appearance in Toronto citing concerns that Canada is too dangerous.
“He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high,” said Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which had booked Cheney for an April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto convention centre.
In September, Cheney was speaking at a private club in Vancouver when protesters massed outside the front door harassing ticket holders and in one instance, choking a security guard. The former vice-president was reportedly held inside the building for more than seven hours as Vancouver police in riot gear dispersed the demonstrators.
“God forbid there was ever an emergency,” said Ruppert, noting Cheney’s history of heart problems.
Ticket holders can either bring in their tickets for a refund, or go to a replacement talk by author Mark Steyn.
Granted, that may be the case, but the pundits and liberal commentators will have a hay-day with this one.
True fact: You're statistically less likely to be shot in Canada than you are by Dick Cheney. http://t.co/jgFMrL0e
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) March 13, 2012