This morning, Landmark Report broke the story of Dick Cheney’s cancellation of a Toronto speaking engagement on account of “security concerns.” Despite the cancellation, Mark Steyn will be presenting “A Night of Pure Steynamite!” in Cheney’s place on April 24th (tickets available here.)
Spectre Live, the organizer and promoter of the event promises that “Mark Steyn won’t be silenced by anyone in Toronto” and is offering three levels of tickets for the event, all of which have early bird discounts in effect for a limited time. A Gold Steynamite ticket even promises attendees to be seated within Steyn’s “splash zone” (seriously.)
While guest-hosting on The Rush Limbaugh Show this afternoon, Mark spoke about the cancellation and his forthcoming Canadian event. (Transcript and audio below).
From The Rush Limbaugh Show
March 12, 2012
MARK STEYN: Mark Steyn in for Rush. I forgot to mention when I was talking about my appearance in Toronto April 24th. Of all things, I’m actually sitting in. I’m filling in for Dick Cheney. Dick Cheney was scheduled to be appearing at the Metro Center and then for one reason or another–I don’t quite know all the ins and outs of it–he decided he didn’t want to. It’s too dangerous to go to Canada. [Laughs]. This is a guy who goes to Afghanistan and I think there was some kind of attempt on his life there; they blew something up. He didn’t mind going to Afghanistan and being blown up but apparently Canada is too dangerous. So he didn’t want to go to Toronto.
So I’m actually winding up sitting in for Dick Cheney, which is nice. If I do good filling in for Dick Cheney this time around I may become chairman of Halliburton so we’ll see how that works out.