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May 26, 2015

Livin’ on a Prayer

Livin’ on a Prayer

Former Vice President Dick Cheney (above) hanging out with President Barack Obama? Pray at the Pump founder Rocky Twyman wants to make it happen. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When last we communed with spiritual cheerleader Rocky Twyman, he was pestering the Almighty about lowering gas prices:

That was back when regular unleaded was flowing for $3.95 (ahh, the good old days).

These days, the Pray at the Pump founder has a higher calling: healing our fractured government.

Twyman and his “prayer warriors” will occupy Lafayette Square this afternoon in an effort to get President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden to visit recovering former VPOTUS Dick Cheney.

Twyman’s plea comes just days after Cheney, who took time out this weekend from convalescing from heart-replacement surgery, rhetorically carpet bombed “44.”

“I can’t think of a time when I felt it was more important for us to defeat an incumbent president. I think he has been an unmitigated disaster for the country,” Cheney told Wyoming Republicans gathered at their state convention.


“We believe that such a move on Obama’s part would help to ease some of the political tension that will characterize this campaign and divide the country further.”

Twyman will do his part by hosting the afternoon (2 p.m.-4 p.m.) prayer vigil. And his 24-hour hotline (1-805-309-2350, password: 1001844#) is primed to field prayer calls.

Something tells us we’ll see Twyman hanging out with St. Peter before we see Obama and Cheney knocking back a few cold ones in the Rose Garden.

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather clouding our skies, Twyman has postponed his prayer vigil until Thursday afternoon (1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.). With the Secret Service prostitution scandal still making headlines, Twyman’s will also add supplications for Obama’s security to his burgeoning prayer agenda. And he suggested that a “Whitney Houston-like” singer will now join the crew on Thursday.

He noted that the White House a few years back shot down a similar request for Obama to bury the hatchet with conservative yakker Rush Limbaugh. But he’s doubled down by reaching out to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and the Wyoming press in the hopes of getting POTUS and/or Cheney on board.

“Nothing yet,” Twyman tells HOH. “I feel like running for president myself. I have never been so frustrated with both political parties.”

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