Folks have recently brought me to task because the information I've gotten from listening to the NBC News with Brian Williams is not accurate, therefore, perhaps this will turn out to be another example of the Einstein's that litter this site providing us with the truth. Mea Culpa, in advance. Seems Dick Cheney is clinically dead and he is being kept alive by an internal pump that has to be connected to batteries or a typical electrical outlet. Let's bet WE taxpayers are paying for a generator or some other contraption or to be sure there are no black-outs or brown-outs at his place! I wonder if Cheney would support regulations that required these expensive procedures to be used on every American who needs them? Or, perhaps he would give them some of his ill-gotten multi-millions instead.