Did you hear the one about the former Vice President that had five heart attacks?
If you watched "The Joy Behar Show" on HLN Tuesday, you would think this was hysterical as the host and her guest Bill Maher actually laughed when Dick Cheney's hospitalization was brought up.
"It's a funny thing about him," Behar said after a chuckle.
"I mean, the most reasonable people are like, really? They don't even care" (video embedded below the fold with transcript, h/t NBer Thomas Stewart):
Quite a knee-slapper, don't you think?
Now, if you're thinking this brief video was taken out of context, and the pair actually discussed Cheney's malady with more reverence after their chuckle, think again:
JOY BEHAR, HOST: I`m back with Bill Maher.
You know, Bill, Dick Cheney is having, he`s had his fifth heart attack today. And it`s a funny thing -- it`s a funny thing about him. I mean, the most reasonable people are like, really? They don`t even care. Or I just find it interesting that he doesn`t get any sympathy from people around -- around me any way.
BILL MAHER: Well, he`s a robot the Soviets made in the 1970s you know --
BEHAR: That`s true. That`s probably why.
All right, let`s talk about health care for a second. I feel a little bit snookered (ph) because there is public option in this bill that`s coming up. And so what are we really --
So, a quick joke about the former Vice President's heart attack, and then right on to another subject.
All that was missing was a rimshot.