Booker Rising response: Being a former VP of our wonderful country, I'm surprised that he had to wait 20 months for the surgery. I'd have figured 3 months tops. Some background about Mr. Cheney's transplant, courtesy of Yahoo! News: "Former Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering after undergoing heart transplant surgery at Falls Church, Va., today, according to a statement released by Cheney's office. Cheney has been on the cardiac transplant list for more than 20 months. 'Although the former Vice President and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift. Former Vice President Cheney is thankful to the teams of doctors and other medical professionals at Inova Fairfax and George Washington University Hospital for their continued outstanding care,' the statement said."