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Guess what Dick Cheney told Senator Pat Leahy?

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posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 04:53 PM
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From Wonkette

Dick Advice


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posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:02 PM
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Wow...if this is true, I would have thought the press would be all over it! I havent heard about this until I read the article.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:05 PM
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Very immmature behavior.

I checked on CNN and there is confirmation of the exchange there:

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."


[edit on 24-6-2004 by AceOfBase]



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:17 PM
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But CNN does not quote the specific language quoted by Wonkette. Wonkette said "CNN is reporting . . ." So right there Wonkette's story is not entirely accurate. It's too bad that we have to depend on questionable sources like Wonkette, Drudge Report, and Capitol Hill Blue to find out what is really going on. Some stories are just too radioactive for the mainstream media to report.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:25 PM
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Yea, it would be much more convenient if Cheney released an official government report saying what happened. Oh wait, yea, that's never going to happen, they never do anything bad



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:33 PM
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OMG! Speaking of the Drudge Report, Drudge has a picture of Cheney on the front page with "F U" underneath it. Drudge confirms the explicit language quoted by Wonkette and says nearly a dozen senators were witnesses.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:40 PM
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and this is the #2 man in the U.S.???? We are in a crucile time in American history...a fork in the road......i said fork
.....our leaders are not who or what they wish us to believe.......



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:51 PM
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And the candidate for President Senator Kerry has been known for his foul mouth with far less provocation than Cheney - big deal this is......... personally I can't blame the man if he responded to Leahy that way, he's an SOB



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:54 PM
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donguillermot,

Thanks for the link, hey, what can I say or add, I guess Cheney is too sensitive when I comes to his mistakes, and can you blame him? Politics are getting to overwhelming; I guess I will not be surprise if he wakes up with pain in his side.

And for the fowl language well, bush was one that used to use the f world all the time and was his father so I guess is a family closed friends thing


In 1984, senior Bush debated Democrat Geraldine Ferraro, he was caught in public, saying he was kicking a littler (behind).



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by clearmind
and this is the #2 man in the U.S.????


Dude, people like to make Dubya out to be a monkey, but Cheney is the real deal. He's a monster IMO. You HAVE to have a pact with Satan to have multiple DUI's and heart attacks and still be allowed near the White House.

I mean he wouldn't qualify to drive a school bus, but he picked Dubya's cabinent and set the tone and case for war. He's the President IMO.

President Cheney. Give him that much, though I agree with the assessment he is in reality a big pile of #2.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 06:00 PM
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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).



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 06:38 PM
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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).


First being mad is only for stupid reasons.

Second ... you find the floor of the Senate a bad place for profanity?

I mean come on seriously, the United States Congress is well known for its bar brawls and fist fights, why the hell do you think there's a minority whip and majority whip int he House?

The Senate is, in my opinion, the first place to expect profanity, it is a bunch of representatives of the Soveriegn and industructible states that comprise this Union, arguing together to figure out what can be done to benefit the most of them. It is a hot-bed for insult.

What pisses me off is they treat Cheny like some "Special case".



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 07:19 PM
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While the vice President said what many of us find offensive nevertheless we should consider the fact that with all the gene splitting going on these days if it were possible for him to accomplish self impregnation we would be in serious trouble if we were to get another scumbag offspring of the liberal ilk he represents. The vote is all we can hope for to rid the world of liberals, socialists, marxists and communists sympathizers and apologists!



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 07:25 PM
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Sorry guys... I posted about this in the news Politics section. I did not see this thread here. I still think the report is news worthy. As this shows the human side of Vice President Dick Cheney.

We all have our bad days.. but some of us slip and do it in a very public way.

Gazz



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 07:27 PM
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Generally, I could care less about adults using profanity. I do it myself. But, Cheney and Bush were the ones who claimed they would bring "dignity and decorum" back to the White House. I may be a dimwit, but saying FU to someone,while in the Senate Chamber,isn't exactly bringing us "dignity and decorum".
Besides all that, Cheney is one bad guy. He's the puppet master and he scares me.
joey



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 09:02 PM
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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! search the net for vids.. its hilarious! why should we expect the senate to be much different?

-koji K.



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 09:16 PM
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Eff You.
Amazing. I guess that qualifies as news?

Too bad he didn't go on in a screamingly loud
voice, naming state after state, senator after senator.
That would be news, although it's been done, so mabye not.





posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 07:52 PM
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I agree with Joey. Here is a link to Cheney's take on the situation.

www.azcentral.com...

Shouldn't he be a little more thick skinned? Someone "had challenged my integrity by making charges of cronyism between Cheney and his former firm, Halliburton Co."

Were there no charges of cronyism with the energy panel, or the amount of deferred compensation that Halliburton is still paying him? I am guessing there was. Since Cheney did not get upset about the energy panel or his compensation, that we know of, and he did get upset about the cronyism charge with Halliburton, does that mean the charge of cronyism is true? I can't seem to think of the saying about how you really get defensive/emotional when you're hit on the mark...


E_T

posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 03:42 PM
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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!

Those happen also in Russia's administration.

Actually I would love to see all these politics, leaders and dictators to settle their problems themself.
I think there wouldn't be any wars and occupations of other countries if they would have to fight against others instead of sending others to die for their profit.

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posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 03:47 PM
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wait a minute, its ok for kerry to use vulgarities and not cheney?

i see. that makes perfect sense, you cant be #2 and use vulgarities but if you're trying to be #1 you can. apparently the higher the office one holds the less standards one is held to. i guess vulgarities is the last standard between first and second position.



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