Honestly, politicians know about none of the important things going on in the world. The Examiner did a cute little “what you don’t know about Dick Cheney” piece on Monday, and it included this little tidbit:
He once confused Jessica Simpson with Jessica Lynch … [W]hen the vice president threw out the first pitch before a 2003 game between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs, Cheney was first informed that â€œNick Lachey â€” a native of Cincinnati â€” would sing the national anthem before the game and would be accompanied by his girlfriend, Jessica Simpson. Cheney thought Simpsonâ€™s name sounded familiar. He asked his staff: â€˜Is that the soldier who was captured in Iraq?â€™â€ (That would be Jessica Lynch).