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CNN - Cheney Profanity
Responding to Cheney's comment, Leahy reminded him of an earlier statement the vice president had made about him. Cheney then replied with profanity.
Leahy would not comment on the specifics of the story Thursday, but did confirm that Cheney used profanity.
"I think he was just having a bad day," said Leahy, "and I was kind of shocked to hear that kind of language on the floor."
Kevin Kellems, a spokesman for the vice president, said, "That doesn't sound like the kind of language that the vice president would use, but I can confirm that there was a frank exchange of views."
Originally posted by clearmind
and this is the #2 man in the U.S.????
Originally posted by nativeokie
I would normally say it was no big deal, those words are becoming very common in our society and well can any of us really say we do not use those words when mad (even if mad for a stupid reason).
Where I find fault with this is the location he said it. The floor of the Senate, especially if you are the Vice President of the United States is no place for that. I would not curse in my office like that, in fact it would be seen as a career limiting move to use that language in a workplace scenario (okay maybe in the privacy of my office, but even that is stretching it with another employee present).
He showed really bad taste, he should apologize to the senator, while properly expressing his feelings for the comment (he does have a right to dislike a comment directed at him).
Originally posted by koji_K
maybe OT, but ever see UK parliament? sometimes its hard to tell the difference between that and a cock-fighting pit... for that matter, Taiwan's parliament gets in mass fist fights on an almost annual basis.. seriously!