We were watching a film in my AP Government class on Von Hayekian economic theory v. Keynesian economics, when a rather good-looking politician (young, blond, handsome) came on screen. He started talking about the importance of the free market and deregulation, the shortcomings of a more government - involved economy, etc.

I wasn't really listening to what he was saying; I was too busy looking for the little tag at the bottom of the screen that would tell me this man's identity. Alas, there was none.

After the politician's commentary ended and the scene switched away, our teacher paused the video and said, "That was Dick Cheney."

"...oh."

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A. Note: If you punch in the words 'young dick cheney' into Google's image search, you'll see what I mean.

(Ignore the photoshopped images. They're completely not what I meant.)