Those hoping for some more light-hearted fare from HBO are in luck. Today, the network announced it is a developing a mini-series on the affable old man whose soft-spoken genial manner and carefree folksy expressions left a nation depantsed with charm for eight whole years. That blithe spirit, of course, is former Vice President Dick Cheney.
And let me tell you, the initial description of the series doesn’t sound ominous at all.
The project — to be written by The West Wing’s Rick Cleveland — will be based on Barton Gellman’s book “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency” and the Frontline documentary The Dark Side, and will chart the “single-minded pursuit of enhanced power for the Presidency [that] was unprecedented in the nation’s history,” say producers.
“Also, we’re gonna have him shooting people in the face and telling everyone in Congress to eff off. We think it’ll be the definitive ‘eat sh*t, Cheney’ work to date.”
HBO executives only hope he lives long enough to choke on their bile.