They Don’t Call Him Dick Because It’s Short for Richard

From Holden:

Usually the vice president does not take a direct, active role in screwing the little guy. But yesterday was special:

In a lighter moment, the Cheney tour stopped at a farm stand owned by Ray Levan, 65, in the small town of Catawissa. Cheney and his wife went to buy fruit and vegetables, while daughters Mary [Yes! A Mary Cheney sighting!] and Elizabeth went with the Cheney grandchildren to watch cows being fed.

The Cheneys purchased nine apples, five large tomatoes, three green peppers and a dozen ears of corn. Cheney pulled a $10 bill from his pocket and gave it to Levan. Asked by a reporter whether the $10 covered the cost of the produce, Levan indicated that it did not. But he said it was an “honor” to sell the fruits and vegetables to the vice president, even if at a discount.