After getting a glimpse of Mary J Blige’s list of backstage and hotel room demands (presidential suite only), the Republicans on tour come off even blander than we’d thought. For example, in this one-page list of vice president Dick Cheney’s down-time requests obtained by The Smoking Gun, there’s no mention of whether he’d like to be accommodated in the presidential suite. (Although he does request a king or queen bed in “a connecting room to the parlor,” so perhaps luxe suite is a given.) Slightly odd but certainly not any more interesting among the requests are his wanting all the lights turned on and having the televisions preset to the Fox News channel. We understand why Fox News, but why preset? We assume he can work a remote – and a light switch, for that matter – better than a shotgun.