BOOING CHENEY. This is bizarre. Dick Cheney was selected to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener yesterday and got booed as he took the mound because he's ridiculously unpopular. This, as Jane Hamsher notes, was reported by The Washington Post thusly:

The first pitch of the Washington Nationals� second season at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium was low and away, bouncing in the dirt before being scooped up by catcher Brian Schneider. For that, Vice President Cheney received a round of boos from the home crowd this afternoon.

By all other accounts in the press and rather plainly on the Post's video, Cheney was getting booed from the beginning just as you would expect.

--Matthew Yglesias

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