Dick Cheney sells out dinner event in Vancouver

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      Even a "mass murderer", as one Vancouver lawyer has described him, can sell out a dinner.

      That's right. Vancouver's Bon Mot Book Club says its Dick Cheney speaking event is full.

      However, an email sent out today (September 19) by club organizer Leah Costello noted eight tickets had been "released" and were available for the taking. The price of admission? $500.

      Cheney is coming to the Vancouver Club (915 West Hastings Street) next Monday (September 26) to promote his book In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. The event gets underway at 6 p.m.

      Gail Davidson, cofounder of the group Lawyers Against the War, has called on the Canadian government to either keep the former U.S. vice president out of the country or to arrest and prosecute him for crimes against humanity.

      Meanwhile, local antiwar activists are planning to give Cheney "the welcome he deserves". The StopWar Coalition is calling for a protest starting at 5:30 p.m. outside the event at the Vancouver Club.

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      Bellatrix76

      Sep 19, 2011 at 5:35pm

      Damn scalpers!

      Hey Jude

      Sep 19, 2011 at 6:36pm

      Remember when our colleague and friend Marc Emery hassled John Walters. Walters payed a visit to our friend and we all know where he is now. Everyone who is protesting better make sure they cannot be identified. Never can tell what evil lurks beneath.

      judi sommer

      Sep 19, 2011 at 7:13pm

      Ah,Bellatrix 76, love your ironic comment. As a curious aside, Michael Moore, who is not Cheney's biggest fan, was in town last night.Hetold HiIS sold-out crowd (at an accessible $21 a ticket including HST) that he and Cheney were nearly neck and neck for book sales. according to the NY Times best sellers list. Given Moore's book was just launched last week and Cheney's has been out for awhile, let's hope this bodes well for 2012! Wonder why Cheney's event hasn't sold out?Hmm...

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      uknow

      Sep 19, 2011 at 7:21pm

      If he could do it all over again he'd still invade the wrong country

      Mark Fornataro

      Sep 19, 2011 at 7:27pm

      Its not too late. For $500 you can throw your smelliest old shoe at Dickhead!

      Mackenna

      Sep 19, 2011 at 8:44pm

      How disgusting, rich Vancouver idiots. Cheney should not be invited to Vancouver, he should not set foot in this city. He should not be welcome here. Give your heads a shake, clowns.

      faux pas

      Sep 19, 2011 at 8:49pm

      the same club brought in Sarah Palin last year to promote her book..
      Is there a pattern here?

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      Mark D'Antoni

      Sep 20, 2011 at 12:32am

      Outrageous news. Cheney is a despicable character in American history. I am sure Vancouver will give him "the welcome he deserves."

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      RonS

      Sep 20, 2011 at 8:04am

      This so called sick example of a man is a coward. While elegible for the draft to go to Viet Nam he avoided it, not once, six times. Then he has the balls to send troops over to Iraqe to protect the oil fields. What a piss poor example this book club is and it's owners. How do you look yourselves in the mirror in the morning? Oh yeah, it's a rose coloured mirror!

      flora-jean

      Sep 20, 2011 at 10:03am

      weapons, oil, and mining buddies ... I wonder what they do with the books?

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