Former US vice president Dick Cheney had a heart transplant on Saturday, scotching long-time rumors that he didn't actually have a heart.
Doctors at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia declared the heart transplant a success, while experts denied the vice president for George W. Bush had used to influence to jump the queue for a new heart.
A statement said the Cheney family do not know the donor of Dick's new heart, but that they were "forever grateful."
Social media was ablaze with commentary and jokes at Cheney's expense.
Some saying he didn't deserve a heart, others saying they thought he didn't have one, and others even hoping Dick Cheney's new heart would reject its host.
Many people will now be wondering what happened to Dick Cheney's old heart...
Here's to wishing our Herr Mister Big Dick Cheney, (the All American Tin Man/Energizer Bunny of American Politics), the warmest of Congratulations and the SPEEDIEST of Recoveries from the installation of a HUMAN ♥ during his ♥ transplant Operation this past weekend.
Let's all hope that he's up and dancing on his feet with his lovely mate, Lynne Cheney, (like The Spring Chicken he is), in no time.
Also, congratulations are also due to Emperor Palpatine for his finally securing an unlimited Energy Source for the Death Star.
. — at Sick Bay, ICU, The Death Star.