A bust of Dick Cheney now resides in the Capitol Visitor Center’s Emancipation Hall.
The sculpture will join the busts of over 40 other vice presidents both in and outside the U.S. Senate chamber.The 43rd president and 46th vice president took the occasion of the unveiling to heap praise upon Mr. Cheney.
This is a message I sent to the artist who sculpted the portrait:
"When you agree to glorify a war criminal such as Dick Cheney, you are no longer an artist, you become a tool of the state. It is a shame to let your considerable talents be exploited and used as propaganda.
The man whose lies and crimes resulted in the death of thousands of American kids, the rise of ISIS and a Middle East in flames should not be honored."
His true legacy is one of death, chaos, and failure."
Maybe more of us can send a message to the artist, along with conceptions of Cheney memorials that truly capture the soul of this great American hero.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.