Dick Cheney to speak at LIA fall luncheon

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be the Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be the guest speaker at the Long Island Association's fall luncheon set for Oct. 8 . (Dec. 19, 2005) Photo Credit: AP

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be the guest speaker at the Long Island Association's fall luncheon this year.

The business organization's annual fundraiser, set for Oct. 18 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, will feature LIA president Kevin Law interviewing Cheney.

Law said he expects Cheney to discuss a range of topics because of his background, which includes being secretary of defense under George H.W. Bush, serving as a congressman and being chief executive of Halliburton, a provider of products and services to the oil and gas industry. Cheney served as vice president with George W. Bush for eight years.

"He's going to have a lot to say on the war on terror . . . the economy and certainly the presidential election," Law said. "I'm sure he's not going to be shy."

The LIA holds two luncheons a year. In February, the organization had New York Jets coach Rex Ryan as a guest.

The fall luncheon typically features more high-profile national leaders. Last fall, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani announced at the LIA event that he was not seeking the presidential nomination. Past guests have included former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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