His Royal Highness, Richard ("Dick") Cheney, will emerge from his secret hiding place to grace Sacramento and Stockton with a visit May 22. This is, of course, not to visit the common people (he has no use for them), but instead to reap praise upon, and to encourage supplicants to bring tribute to, two of his most loyal vassals, the (Not So) Honorables Richard ("Dick") Pombo and John Doolittle.
The price of dining with his royalness will not be cheap, and the price of a photograph even more princely. Here are the details for any Republican so desperate to be in the presence of royalty that they will part with their hard-earned money to attend. Oops, that is not hard-earned money, that was tax breaks that his highness granted to the moneyed elite who will attend this. Now it all makes sense -- give them tax breaks and subsidies so that they can afford to dine and be photographed with his royal suchness and contribute to the "lesser Dick and John's" campaigns.
Here is a link about Cheney's visit: Cheney Coming
LUNCH with Doolittle: "Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to appear in Sacramento on May 22 for a fundraiser for Rep. John Doolittle. Contributors will have to fork over $250 to attend the Hyatt Regency event. For $2,000, they can get a photo with the vice president."
DINNER with Pombo: "Vice President Dick Cheney will help stoke Rep. Richard Pombo's buck-raking efforts at a Stockton fund-raiser later this month. The Cheney event is slated for May 22 and is expected to take place at a large venue, such as the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton. Ticket prices will be $500. Donors willing to drop the maximum $2,100 contribution can get a photo taken of themselves with Pombo and the vice president."
Note: for those attending the Pombo fundraiser, just make the check out to "Annette Pombo". That is where a good portion of the funds will go anyway for "campaign services".