This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor.
Vice President Dick Cheney is getting rounder and balder, and if you think about it for a second, he's starting to look a little like Marlon Brando. Not the movie idol Brando from "On the Waterfront" but the island-dwelling Brando we only occasionally saw in his last decade or so.
Real Americans should be concerned because Cheney's heart problems are well documented, and that extra weight can't be helpful.
Look I'm bald and I've struggled with my suit size. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I think I look like Dick Cheney, which is part of the reason I've dropped 20 pounds in the last two months.
It's hard to stay chipper when you're heavy, and I'm thinking the vice president's anger isn't so much aimed at critics of the war as it is a result of the depression that often accompanies weight gain. You lash out at others, when in reality it is you yourself you are disappointed in.
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By Harry Smith
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