March 27, 2012
Does Heart Transplant Cause a Change of Heart?
Will Oremus, Slate
On Saturday, former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant after suffering five heart attacks over the past 34 years. News of the successful operation prompted liberals to joke about how the new organ might affect his famously chilly personality. “Dick Cheney receives new, hopefully more empathetic heart,” read a headline on the blog Jezebel. “Maybe now he’ll become a Democrat,” suggested a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times. Could a heart transplant actually lead to a change of heart?
TAGGED: Personality, Dick Cheney, Organ Transplants, Heart