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VP's language 'not an issue' with Bush
Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2004 | Associated Press Staff

Posted on 06/27/2004 10:44:21 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP


VP's language 'not an issue' with Bush

02:30 PM CDT on Saturday, June 26, 2004

Associated Press

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - Vice President Dick Cheney's curse in an exchange on the Senate floor is not a concern to President Bush, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Saturday.

"These things happen from time to time," McClellan said. "It's not an issue with the president." McClellan and the president were on Air Force One on the way to Turkey for a NATO summit.

Cheney used an obscenity beginning with "F" in an exchange Tuesday with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on the Senate floor where members had gathered for a group photo. Leahy said he was "kind of shocked" to hear such language on the Senate floor while Cheney said "I felt better after I said it."


Online at: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/nation/stories/062604dnlnlanguage.c5da2.html


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; cheney; dickcheney; f; fword; georgewbush; normalreaction; president; vicepresident; washmouthwithsoap
I didn't see this short article posted yet.

1 posted on 06/27/2004 10:44:22 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: yall
Here is the real story behind Dick Cheney's use of the 'F' word to the two-faced back-stabber Patrick Leahy:

Leahy was attacking Cheney's credibility over the Halliburton contracts awarded in Iraq. Cheney was the CEO of Halliburton before he accepted the VP position with Bush. Cheney resigned from the company and put his assets in a blind trust. He totally severed his interests with the company. Leahy was saying that Cheney was responsible for giving those contracts to Halliburton.

Article excerpt:


Democrats want Cheney-Halliburton probe

Republicans dismiss questions about contract

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 Posted: 6:13 PM EDT (2213 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Democratic senator Tuesday called for a congressional investigation into whether Vice President Dick Cheney had a role in awarding a no-bid contract in Iraq to his old company, the oil-services giant Halliburton.

"It's a legitimate question," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. "It raises the real question, can the American people trust their government to do the right thing? We have very real rules here."

Cheney's office has said repeatedly that the vice president has no role in government contracting and has severed all financial ties with the Texas-based Halliburton.

vert.cheney.ap.jpg

Vice President Dick Cheney was chief executive officer
of Halliburton before he became George Bush's running
mate.

Click HERE for full article


Meek here again:

Then, after accusing Cheney of this BS above, Patrick Leahy went up to Cheney during the Senate photo session this week acting like he was Cheney's good friend and all that. Leahy has a reputation of doing this in the Senate (from what I've heard) and Cheney called him on it. I can't blame Cheney in the least. Leahy calls for an investigation of Cheney and then acts like nothing happened?? Sheesh. What a two-face backstabbing arse. I'm glad Cheney told Leahy to bug off !!


2 posted on 06/27/2004 10:44:50 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: MeekOneGOP

i believe JFKerry used the f-word a few months back on the campaign trail and the press did not say "boo" when he did it- nor did Bush/Cheney campaign so B/C campaign has been consistent.


3 posted on 06/27/2004 10:49:45 AM PDT by avital2
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To: MeekOneGOP

What's he going to do, wash his mouth out with soap? Why don't these stupid reporters get a brain and move onto something important!


4 posted on 06/27/2004 10:50:36 AM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Leahy said he was "kind of shocked" to hear such language on the Senate floor...

I can't decide which is funnier, Lehay being able to say this with a straight face, or the mainstream press trying so hard to give this story legs.

5 posted on 06/27/2004 10:51:07 AM PDT by Starve The Beast (I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused)
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To: MeekOneGOP

they already played this card with Clymer four years ago. No one is shocked by this.


6 posted on 06/27/2004 10:51:36 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: MeekOneGOP

Makes me love Cheney all the more.


7 posted on 06/27/2004 10:51:38 AM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Anyone have an email address for sissy boy, tattletale Leahy? I'd like to tell him to quit getting his panties in a bunch when a real man puts him in his place.


8 posted on 06/27/2004 10:55:37 AM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: All

OK, for the life of me, I cannot figure out why someone is asking our Commander-in-Chief what he thinks about the veep dropping the "F" bomb in a private conversation. Why is this an issue? We've got much, much more important things to worry about. This story has been in the "top news" of my homepage on yahoo for 5 days straight. Geez...GET OVER IT, MEDIA! Bye the way...I believe that Cheney's reply was totally warranted. Good for him! (I just wouldn't have said it in front of 2 of Leahy's lacheys...)


9 posted on 06/27/2004 10:58:47 AM PDT by KB4W (I voted for the...before I voted...against, No...wait...You mean I'm supposed to vote? JF'nK)
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To: Starve The Beast
the mainstream press trying so hard to give this story legs.

I get a picture of the press playing with a worn out Mr. Potatoe Head. (a curiously accurate Lehay look alike).

10 posted on 06/27/2004 11:06:06 AM PDT by tbpiper (Michael Moore…..the Erich von Däniken of political documentary)
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To: LisaMalia

Here you go:

senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov

While you're at it, drop Cheney a line and tell him what you think.........LOL.

vicepresident@whitehouse.gov


11 posted on 06/27/2004 11:09:02 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: beaversmom

Well, this is an "issue" with me.

A good one I'd like to see repeated over and over. :-)


12 posted on 06/27/2004 11:09:29 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Thanks!

Among other things, I would like to tell VP Cheney that his wife is a very lucky woman...:)


13 posted on 06/27/2004 11:11:26 AM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: LisaMalia

It's their anniversary soon. I don't know which day, but it's in the upcoming week, I think!


14 posted on 06/27/2004 11:12:11 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
And they have a REAL marriage, like President Bush and Laura's, which is refreshing. Not some farce of a power thirsty sham of a union like Slick and Hillary. What a contrast.
15 posted on 06/27/2004 11:15:59 AM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: Howlin

Well, after you've called someone a "clymer", all else pales in comparison.


16 posted on 06/27/2004 11:23:23 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Must get moose and squirrel ... B. Badanov)
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To: BunnySlippers

Exactly. Even using the F word in print......LOL.


17 posted on 06/27/2004 11:25:40 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: MeekOneGOP

Ask yourself - if the tables were reversed, what would the dems do? They would turn it around, go on the offensive and every time they were asked about this "F" word they would attack thir opponent. So why isn't our side doing this? Why isn't our side thanking the questioner for raising the question, and then ignoring the "f" world question and then attacking Leahy and the dems. Attack, attack, attack. And then attack some more.


18 posted on 06/27/2004 11:29:37 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: MeekOneGOP

Leahy acted like the Eddie Haskell p@ssy he is - slinking around later to suck up to Cheney and Cheney verbally decked him.

Men are running this country again and I for one thank God for it.


19 posted on 06/27/2004 11:31:54 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Kerry is a self-confessed unindicted war criminal or ... a traitor to his country in a time of war)
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To: avital2
Yes, that is true. One point to keep in mind, however.

When Jean Keri did it, it was to an MTV reporter. It was AIMED at potential young voters, TROLLING for votes. That was it's sole purpose.

Cheney did it NOT in front of reporters (that I know of) and it was for the reasons I list in my post #2.

Just my 2 cents. Thanks. :^)


20 posted on 06/27/2004 11:34:01 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Leahy acted like the Eddie Haskell p@ssy he is - slinking around later to suck up to Cheney and Cheney verbally decked him.

Men are running this country again and I for one thank God for it.


21 posted on 06/27/2004 11:35:06 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Kerry is a self-confessed unindicted war criminal or ... a traitor to his country in a time of war)
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To: Starve The Beast

Leahy is shocked by that kind of language but not too shocked to takes sides against his country in time of need. Wonder how many beheadings it will take before a single dim-rat will give Al Qaida 1/1000th the abuse they give to GW and America each and every single day.


22 posted on 06/27/2004 11:37:30 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (958 days since 911. I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Gee, I wonder why they didn't ask Bush (or ANY ONE) about Flipper John's use of the same word to a Secret Service Agent?


23 posted on 06/27/2004 11:41:53 AM PDT by Tacis (,)
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To: LisaMalia
Anyone have an email address for sissy boy, tattletale Leahy? I'd like to tell him
to quit getting his panties in a bunch when a real man puts him in his place.

haha ! :^D

On this U.S. Senate website they show his addy as senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov.


24 posted on 06/27/2004 11:41:58 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: Let's Roll
Yes ! BUMP !

25 posted on 06/27/2004 11:44:04 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Where's the rest of the story? Is this all the paper printed without letting us know what led up to the Fing Leahy exchange.


26 posted on 06/27/2004 11:44:15 AM PDT by Gracey (NOT Fonda Kerry and his 9.10 Democrat Party mentality)
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To: Gracey
It is a pretty skimpy article alright. See my post #2 'supplemental'. It gives it all.

27 posted on 06/27/2004 11:46:52 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: Let's Roll
Leahy acted like the Eddie Haskell p@ssy he is - slinking around later to suck up to Cheney and Cheney verbally decked him.

You nailed it, Eddie Haskell. I knew he reminded me of someone!!!!!

28 posted on 06/27/2004 12:07:25 PM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: beaversmom
Why don't these stupid reporters get a brain

You got it right. They don't have brains or they'd be reporting the REAL news, like how POSITIVE we're doing in Iraq, that finally this country has a president with BALL... one who ACTS to protect our citizens.

Finally, we have a REAL president, not some wimpy Carter or Clintoon, who are lapdogs to their wives, who are sissies when it comes to protecting the citizens of the USA, who wish to give the safety and security of our wonderful, powerful country to the COMMIE UN.

Most of the press (except some on FoxNews) are a bunch of wimpy sissies with NO balls. Want to hear more reasons why???? :-)

29 posted on 06/27/2004 12:10:18 PM PDT by Gracey (NOT Fonda Kerry and his 9.10 Democrat Party mentality)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Yes, it's skimpy and it's a lie, because it doesn't say what led up to the remark. Instead it's all about the remark. Geez. What fairness \\\\\\\\


30 posted on 06/27/2004 12:18:11 PM PDT by Gracey (NOT Fonda Kerry and his 9.10 Democrat Party mentality)
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To: Jalapeno

Who is Clymer?


31 posted on 06/27/2004 12:22:44 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: BunnySlippers

What's a "clymer?"


32 posted on 06/27/2004 12:25:01 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: KB4W

Also worth noting; while the phrase was uttered in Senate Chambers, the Senate had adjourned, was not in session, so Cheney did not even violate that often overlooked rule of decorum. One can only hope Leahy takes Cheney's advice and tries to limber up enough to perform this particular anatomical improbability, that should keep him busy with a personal trainer and out of trouble in the Senate.


33 posted on 06/27/2004 12:29:46 PM PDT by barkeep
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To: Cobra64

Clymer = a**hole


34 posted on 06/27/2004 12:33:41 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: nhoward14; Cobra64
Clymer = a**hole

Yep ! Cobra, there is a little story behind that.

During Election 2000, Bush and Cheney were on a stage campaigning or something. There was a lot of commotion and Bush was talking to Cheney. Bush looked at Adam Clymer (NY Times reporter, I think) and told Cheney that Clymer was a "major-league a$$". Cheney replied "Oh, yeah. Big time." That is also what folks are referring to when you hear Cheney called "Big Time" .....


35 posted on 06/27/2004 1:53:58 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks for the clarification. Ever since I joined FR, I've always wondered what the expression meant.


36 posted on 06/27/2004 2:23:22 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64
You're welcomed. I found a long time ago that when I asked about something
here on FR, I can usually get good info pretty fast. :^)

37 posted on 06/27/2004 3:05:25 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: MeekOneGOP
I agree. But sometimes, some FReepers' responses will ask if someone is "are you signed on?" Pretty funny.
38 posted on 06/27/2004 3:10:09 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64
hehehehe ! Yeah, I have gotten that a few times, too ! :^D

I am of the school that believes that if I don't ask, I certainly may not find out.
Some people might say "There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers".
"Enquiring minds wanna know" :^D


39 posted on 06/27/2004 4:20:29 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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