**What's with the Cheney scowl? He looks demon possessed or something. I often here people talk about Cheney being mean, but he strikes me as a personable, intelligent guy. Maybe I'm just weird.**
You are not weird he has the most wonderful twinkling eyes and a wonderful mischievous smile. A wonderul dry sense of humour especially when he delivers the cutting attacks on the dems. Like the one the other day "I have not had this much fun since we beat John Kerry".
He is most certainly not mean he is one intelligent manly sexy guy just ask the Cheney Chicks
This column might be enlightening on the subject. It's a snippet from a recent copy of the gossip column of the NY Daily News
A warmer, fuzzier VP
Vice President Cheney used the occasion of a bash celebrating the 30th anniversary of Gerald Ford's swearing-in as the 38th President to needle his old friend and mentor Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, known in Washington circles as the Prince of Prickly.
Cheney - who has a rep as a bit of a Prince of Darkness himself but is actually far more easygoing than Rumsfeld (when he's not dropping the F-bomb) - recalled a story U.S. News & World Report did when he succeeded Rumsfeld as Ford's White House chief of staff in 1975.
"I quote: 'White House associates look on Mr. Cheney as a copy of Mr. Rumsfeld in work habits. But they described Mr. Cheney as friendlier, easier to approach. Some aides believe older associates will test Mr. Cheney's authority, largely on account of his youth and because of his reputation as being 'softer' than Mr. Rumsfeld.'"
"Don, I guess that's one reason I like serving with you in this administration," Cheney said, according to Daily News Washington bureau chief Tom DeFrank. "When you're around, suddenly people start seeing me as a softie, all warm and fuzzy."