RUSH: We are happy to once again welcome back to the program, the vice president of the United States, former vice president, Mr. Dick Cheney. Mr. Cheney, welcome back.
CHENEY: How are you, Rush?
RUSH: I’m great. How are you doing?
CHENEY: I couldn’t be doing better. It’s really, what, 18 months ago now I got my new heart, heart transplant, and it’s just been phenomenal ever since. It’s nothing short of a miracle.
RUSH: And you’ve written a book about all this. Why?
CHENEY: Well, what happened was — this was before I finally had the transplant. I was living on a pump then, an artificial pump. I got a call one day from the Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s foremost heart institutes, said they were having a big conference on innovation in cardiology. They had the suppliers come and they had the docs come and decided that they ought to have a patient. And then they figured out I’d had everything done to a heart that you could do to a heart patient, except transplant at that point, and so they called me and sent their plane for me, and I was happy to go participate.