Skip to comments.Cheney: Being Darth Vader Not So Bad
Posted on 10/31/2007 4:25:12 PM PDT by SmithL
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The joke's on Vice President Dick Cheney. Apparently, around the White House, they're OK with that.
As he launched into a health-care speech Wednesday, President Bush warmed up his audience with a nod to Halloween, at Cheney's expense.
"This morning I was with the vice president," Bush told a gathering of grocery manufacturers. "I was asking him what costume he was planning. He said, 'Well, I'm already wearing it.' Then he mumbled something about the dark side of the force."
Ah yes, that old Darth Vader line. Used to be that only Cheney's critics called him that, not his boss. Or his wife. Or Cheney himself.
"Most of you knew me long before anyone called me Darth Vader," Cheney said in a speech at The Washington Institute last week. "I've been asked if that nickname bothers me, and the answer is, no. After all, Darth Vader is one of the nicer things I've been called recently."
Darth Vader is the heavy-breathing villain of the Star Wars movies a reference to Cheney's terse manner and sometimes gloomy view of world affairs.
Cheney's wife, Lynne, went even further in her appearance on "The Daily Show" earlier in October. She showed up with a Darth Vader doll.
"It's a special present for you," she told the show's host, Jon Stewart, who has been known to skewer the vice president. "It's an old family heirloom."
That's three times this month that the White House has embraced the label.
So what is this? Some Jedi mind trick?
Cheney's spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said the vice president has always had a good sense of humor.
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Don’t underestimate the power of the Dark Side! : )
I’m thinking that the analogy sort of forces John Kerry into the Princess Leah role, where she belongs.
I wish Dick Cheney would run for President in 2008.
I would pay to see Lynn Chaney debate Hillary.
I find your lack of support....disturbing....lol!
Once GWB used the title, it lost most of it’s power anyway, they might as well have fun with it..
No AP, the joke is on you and the rest of the Leftist trash. Hilly thought she was being clever when she attacked the VP as Darth Vader. Only the Pres took the joke and rubbed their face in it.
This is the correct way to respond to the Leftists, mock them.
Vader 2008: In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right!
I am your father (wheeze, wheeze). Obi Wan never told you. Over 10 years on FR now. BTW, got my moniker when I was the payload integration engineer for the first SDI (Star Wars) experiment on the Space Shuttle.
And THAT my friends is the most effective way to counter stupidity!!
If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, who is Luke Skywalker?
Does this mean he’s John McCain’s father?
“Impressive. Most impressive.”
“But Mr. Vice President, I thought we had a deal!”
“I AM ALTERING THE DEAL. PRAY I DON’T ALTER IT ANY FURTHER.”
Shouldn’t that be “Mis-underestimate”? (hee...hee...hee..gaack!!!)
I kid you not.
My favorite line by Vader: “Apology...accepted....” as he steps over captain Needa’s choked body. Always cracks me up.
I’d rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Ted Kennedy or snowboard with Jon Cary!!
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