Have a Heart, Dick …

March 25, 2012

When, in the course of human events, a conservative generates a high profile and refuses to kowtow to politically-correct Liberals in and out of the media, that person is mercilessly and repeatedly vilified.  There are too many examples to mention, but among them are my long-time friend and campaign associate Lee Atwater, former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin … and of course, two-term Vice President Dick Cheney.

While I have never met the man, he has always struck me as a man of integrity.  I see him as the conservative conscience of the Bush ’43 Administration, a not-so-quiet voice at the President’s right hand, suggesting (but never demanding) that George W. Bush steer a more conservative course, especially economically, militarily and politically.

He is a man who has given much of his life to the service of his country – his times in the private sector prove that he could have amassed great personal wealth if he’d eschewed public service, but his principles clearly outweighed his greed.

And for this selfless dedication to his country and to conservative principles, he has been vilified, his reputation dragged through the muck and slime of Liberal self-righteousness, and throughout, he has stood his ground, defended his position, and let those attacks roll off his back like water off a duck.

He has never been blessed with good health, especially when it came to his heart.  He suffered at least five heart attacks, and since his last one in 2010, he has lost a great deal of weight and seemed in poor health.  Now, after a 20-month wait (which should prove that no favoratism is involved in the transplant field), he has received a transplanted heart. If the surgery and post-op recovery go well, he should be blessed with better health, and more years to share his experience with his country, and to enjoy his children and grandchildren.

I urge all – like him or not – to pray for his swift and complete recovery, and for a long and productive life.

Ned Barnett, Nevada Conservative


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  1. Have a Heart, Dick … | Conservative USA on July 2, 2012 at 6:14 am

    […] human events, a conservative generates a high profile and refuses to kowtow to politically-correct Liberals in and out of the media, that person is mercilessly and repeatedly vilified.  There are too many […]

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