At this point in his life, Dick Cheney is probably used to protesters leaping out of crowds to call him a war criminal.
Today was one of those days. During the Dick, Lynne, and Liz Cheney Politico Playbook lunch in Washington's Mayflower renaissance Hotel, a protester stood up and called Dick a war criminal, then another, and another and another.
"You destroyed Iraq, Dick Cheney, and you're destroying this country!"
Outside, a man in a paper-mache Cheney head and a prison uniform joined told the crowd he — Dick — was right about everything, as long as people ignored the facts.
Code Pink, the "women-initiated" anti-war grassroots organization, and the man in the Dick Cheney head, weren't enough to distract the Cheney's from their main objective: forcefully rejecting the idea that they've been wrong about anything since 2003.
When a heckler called Dick a war criminal, Lynne remarked, "I wondered why the line was so long." The many haters (or, to be more precise, people who disagree with the Cheneys about climate change, women's reproductive rights, same-sex marriage and, above all, foreign policy) didn't phase the Cheneys, or ruin their on-stage family bonding.