Pop star demands the hotel concierge send up blow and hookers on room service and get hard-core porn on TV: ho-hum.
Dick Cheney asks for a little extra light, decaf coffee and Fox News: national scandal.
A non-story if ever there was one. The U.S. Vice-President's requests for a few nominal comforts are hardly out of line. There are business travellers who demand much more and whine about not getting it.
As perks of office go, these are pretty innocuous.
Imagine what Bill Clinton's advance requests were. Much the same as our hypothetical pop star's, I suppose.