Gawker writer seems to morbidly wish Dick Cheney had died in 1978


Hamilton Nolan of Gawker writes a story that asks the question, “What If Dick Cheney’s First Heart Attack Had Killed Him?” He goes into a lot of details about Cheney’s bio and then closes with this line:

So let’s say that—conservatively speaking—approximately 300,000 people killed in the Iraq War would be alivetoday, had Dick Cheney passed away after his first heart attack in 1978.

If Hamilton Nolan had gotten hit by a bus in 2000, we would have never worried about him reading Peter Singer and becoming a vegetarian. I’m sure he would be much less of a tool now if he still ate meat, or if he hadn’t stopped drinking since then.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

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