The draft-dodger and former VP might have added that most civilized places are “too dangerous,” because of their laws against harboring war criminals. One letter writer joked that even the continent of Antarctica would be unsafe, the penguins would peck at him.
But here’s why Dick cancelled an April appearance in Toronto:
“He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high,” said Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which had booked Mr. Cheney for an April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
“They specifically referenced what happened in Vancouver,” Mr. Ruppert added.
In September, Mr. Cheney was speaking at a private club in Vancouver when protesters massed outside the front door harassing ticket holders and in one instance, choking a security guard.
The former vice-president was reportedly held inside the building for more than seven hours as Vancouver Police in riot gear dispersed the demonstrators.