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Qtec
06-25-2004, 09:22 AM
Cheney Dismisses Critic With Obscenity
Clash With Leahy About Halliburton

By Helen Dewar and Dana Milbank
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, June 25, 2004; Page A04


A brief argument between Vice President Cheney and a senior Democratic senator led Cheney to utter a big-time obscenity on the Senate floor this week.

On Tuesday, Cheney, serving in his role as president of the Senate, appeared in the chamber for a photo session. A chance meeting with Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, became an argument about Cheney's ties to Halliburton Co., an international energy services corporation, and President Bush's judicial nominees. The exchange ended when Cheney offered some crass advice.

"[censored] yourself," said the man who is a heartbeat from the presidency.

Leahy's spokesman, David Carle, yesterday confirmed the brief but fierce exchange. "The vice president seemed to be taking personally the criticism that Senator Leahy and others have leveled against Halliburton's sole-source contracts in Iraq," Carle said.

As it happens, the exchange occurred on the same day the Senate passed legislation described as the "Defense of Decency Act" by 99 to 1. <font color="blue">HaHaHa </font color>

Cheney's office did not deny that the phrase was uttered. His spokesman, Kevin S. Kellems, would say only that this language is not typical of the vice presidential vocabulary. "Reserving the right to revise and extend my remarks, that doesn't sound like language the vice president would use," Kellems said, "but there was a frank exchange of views."


You gotta laugh. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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Wally_in_Cincy
06-25-2004, 09:52 AM
Leahy's a major league a$$hole

Big time /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

catscradle
06-25-2004, 10:46 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> Leahy's a major league a$$hole

Big time /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>

... and Cheney didn't actually ---- anybody like some presidents.

nAz
06-25-2004, 12:11 PM
hmmm think i'll call and write to the FCC and file a complaint. suppose some children would have heard that remark. /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif