Given Dick Cheney's decades-long heart problems, and his reputation as Darth Cheney, there has long been a lot of dark humor about his health. You know, he'd have a heart attack, and people would say, "impossible, he has no heart." Or robot/android/replicant/cyborg jokes. But this time it isn't a joke. The former vice president has a new pump in his heart. And that means he no longer has a pulse, and he actually has to be plugged in to a wall socket at night. There are few people lower down on my compassion list than Cheney, but I don't wish him ill. I don't wish him well, either. I mostly don't wish anything about him, except that he should fade from public view (and take Liz with him). He probably should also buy a generator.