The Dick Cheney Roast Featured a Surreal ‘Behind the Music’ Video


If you’ve always wanted to see Dick Cheney portrayed as a Bob Dylan-esque figure in a Behind the Music-style video short, today is your lucky day. This month’s Commentary magazine roast of Dick Cheney (the one that featured jokes about water-boarding, remember?) included a “comedy” video of the former vice president as a folk music hero who used superior firepower to learn the guitar and also to outdo his pop competition. The many references to Cheney carrying a shotgun are sort of amusing (with the exception of the one reference we all know), but it’s mostly just bizarre. So this is how John Podhoretz parties?