MORE

No Blacks Allowed, But Dicks Welcome

You did see how Dick and Lynne Cheney dressed their dogs for Halloween, right? Seriously. Any more questions?
You did see how Dick and Lynne Cheney dressed their dogs for Halloween, right? Seriously. Any more questions?
You did see how Dick and Lynne Cheney dressed their dogs for Halloween, right? Seriously. Any more questions?

A Friend of Unfair Park makes an interesting point this morning, concerning Dick and Lynne Cheney's Friday-afternoon pit stop. Following the veep's speech at the World Affairs Council luncheon at the Hyatt Regency, they went back to their old Highland Park stomping grounds for a little meet-and-greet with the local gentry:

Lynne held a book signing at the Dallas Country Club, one of the last country clubs that excludes blacks and Jews. Welcome to the 1950s, and the Cheneys get a pass.

Guess since the book is "Cheney's memoir of her childhood in Casper, Wyoming," she wanted to capture that all-white experience she grew up with. And Cheney as a congressman was one of the few to vote against the MLK holiday.

Yeah, but it ain't like the Cheneys are running for Dallas mayor, right? Right on. --Robert Wilonsky


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >