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Fmr VP Cheney to Attend Fundraiser Tonight at Clarendon Ballroom

by ARLnow.com October 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm 4,333 47 Comments

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and Ben Romney, the son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, are scheduled to attend a fundraiser at Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd) tonight.

The private fundraiser will start at 6:15 p.m. tonight (Thursday) and is being held in advance of the vice presidential debate, which airs at 9:00 p.m. The event includes a roundtable meeting, a VIP photo reception, and a general reception that starts at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for the fundraiser range in price from $100 to $5,000 and benefit the Romney campaign.

“Come meet a former vice president before watching the future vice president!” said an invitation to the event, which was organized by Young Professionals for Romney.

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  • AFCYRs

    The Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans are having a debate watch party at Mad Rose Tavern just across the street at 8 pm.


  • Mr X

    Dick Cheney?! In ARLINGTON?!

    • ComeOnMan

      Why not go into enemy territory?

  • Michelle

    Oh, what a classy place for the GOP!

  • airumair

    will the bouncers have to check his ID?

    • ComeOnMan

      Maybe your IQ should be checked.

      • airumair

        what’s up your butt?

  • Arlington Cat

    for a $5,000.00 donation I can spend the evening with a war criminal and pathological liar? I’ll pass.

    • novasteve

      But you would with Obama despite him being a “war criminal” and also a pathological liar like any other politician?

      • drax

        So you’re saying you think Cheney’s no better than Obama, steve?

        • novasteve

          Is Cheney running for office drax?

          • drax

            No, but that’s not a reason to dodge the question.

            Is that what you’re saying?

        • wat

          i think he’s saying that Cheney is no worse, not no better.

          • drax

            The question is whether he understands what he’s saying. What he’s trying to do is dodge bullets, but he just shoots himself in the foot.
            (Did I stay in the metaphor or what?)

      • arlres1234

        cheney began torture and still supports it. obama ended it, and called it what it was, a unforgivable stain on our nation. obama a “war criminal?” psychologists have a term for that: projection.

        • bobbytiger

          You apparently are not aware of Obama’s expansion of the Patriot Act. Torture isn’t needed when you can just blow them up with a drone. Way less time consuming.

          • drax

            The Patriot Act has nothing to do with drones or torture though. Obama did not “expand” the Patriot Act either. He extended it, after Congress took out some of the parts that led to abuse.

            Obama’s record on these issues isn’t perfect, but they’re hardly criminal.

          • Tre


        • what about drone warfare? that doesn’t constitute a war crime? obama sure has let that initiative fly on, hasn’t he. disgusting in my opinion.

          but i’m just a wolf…

          • o, didn’t see bobbytiger’s reply… dang ordering of these comments…

            *howls & retreats, tail between legs*

          • drax

            Feel free to go look up whether drone warfare is considered a war crime. Or tell us why you think it should be.

          • BoredHouseWife

            the president enforces the law. since Bush singed in the patriot act (which was signed in by 99.9 percent of the congress critters – surprised that many were still reelected. of course the anthrax attacks were occurring at the same time that a debate on this unconstitutional law should have been taking place…interesting how that worked out) Obama merely uses his powers given to him. It’s comical of how many die hard republican fans don’t like the powers now but had no issue with their beer buddy having them (not referring to you specifically major pup).
            It isn’t just Obama, that dang congress keeps re-enacting the patriot act. I don’t like the fact he caved in on closing Guantanamo. No one that voted for the Iraq war or voted for the patriot act should have been re-elected in my opinion.

          • drax

            Obama actually signed into law a Patriot Act extension for another four years.

            If you look at the Patriot Act, most of it isn’t bad at all. A few parts were horrible, but some of those have been fixed.

            It was the other policies – that went around the law – that were really bad, like torture and holding people, even U.S. citizens, without trial or access to an attorney.

            Torture shouldn’t even be debatable. It’s shocking that we even discuss it as an option.

        • wut

          Obama seems to not mind utilizing intelligence information obtained under what you would consider questionable circumstances, why is that?

      • BoredHouseWife

        I cannot understand the continual confirmation bias that occurs especially after what has happened the last 12 years. It’s like you don’t read anything outside your paradigm. Be brave and dip your feet in opposing thought and chew on it for a bit.

        • BoredHouseWife

          this was intended for novasteve

    • Jim Moron

      Someone didn’t go to law school!

    • ComeOnMan

      You need to get over yourself.

  • Brad

    Seriously? That’s a big space – They would have better luck filling up one of Arlington’s food trucks – and the lines outside to get in would give them a “cool” factor..

  • Tim

    From my balcony, I can see the Clarendon Ballroom. I think it’s time to pull out the rainbow flag tonight

    • novasteve

      Do you do that too when the Halal food trucks come by? Doesn’t Cheney support gay marriage anyways?

      • Jim Moron


      • jackson

        He may now, but he was vocally against it back when he actually had more of a vote than any of us.

        • novasteve

          So was obama.

          • arlres1234

            obama has stated clearly his support for marriage equality and opposition to DOMA. and ended DADT. enough said.

          • novasteve

            Not until obama changed his mind. Do you think JFK supported gay marriage or letting gays in the military?

          • sunflower

            that was a different time; how far would civil rights have gone in 1860?

          • drax

            Steve also thinks Lincoln was a total douche because he waited until 1863 to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.

          • Quoth the Raven

            Nice. Yet when he was running for pres in ’08, wasn’t he against gay marriage? Enough said.

          • drax

            But he’s running in 2012 now.

      • wut

        +1 so true

    • Ziv

      Dick Cheney has a daughter that is a lesbian and is very supportive of her. This isn’t news.

  • Hattie McDaniel

    I wonder if his daughter and her wife will be there as well.

  • malaka

    I’ll stock up on garlic and crosses

  • Clarenhood

    In other news, a rash of vehicles owned by young GOPs are broken into at the Market Common Clarendon shopping center/apartment complex parking garage

  • Richard

    There are always too many Dicks on the dancefloor.

  • YTK

    Thank you for screwing up Rush Hour– just another reason not to vote for the GOP.


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