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Cheney: Being Darth Vader Not So Bad
AP via SFGate ^ | 10/31/7 | BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheney; darthvader
Who's your daddy?
1 posted on 10/31/2007 4:25:14 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: MadIvan

Don’t underestimate the power of the Dark Side! : )


2 posted on 10/31/2007 4:27:51 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: SmithL

I’m thinking that the analogy sort of forces John Kerry into the Princess Leah role, where she belongs.


3 posted on 10/31/2007 4:28:01 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SmithL

I wish Dick Cheney would run for President in 2008.


4 posted on 10/31/2007 4:30:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Perdogg

I would pay to see Lynn Chaney debate Hillary.


5 posted on 10/31/2007 4:39:31 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: SmithL
"A reference to Cheney's terse manner and sometimes gloomy view of world affairs"

Ha! Look when they have to define and defend their epithets! They are vapid. Miss Hilton has more substance.


6 posted on 10/31/2007 4:39:55 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Tamar1973

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..


7 posted on 10/31/2007 4:43:13 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ No more miller brewing products, pass it on/Isaiah 3.3)
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To: SmithL
Dick and Lynne Cheney are two of the nicest people in the world and before this administration they were almost universally loved. The only reason that the Left determined to hate him was that he’s so honest, competent and effective. These are traits that are unacceptable to any leftist - most especially in a Republican administration.
8 posted on 10/31/2007 4:46:16 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: SmithL

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.


9 posted on 10/31/2007 4:47:07 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Pacifism is not moral. True morality requires evil be opposed, not appeased)
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To: SmithL

Darth Vader cheney

 

10 posted on 10/31/2007 5:09:06 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: SmithL

Vader 2008: In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right!


11 posted on 10/31/2007 5:10:17 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: SmithL

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.


12 posted on 10/31/2007 5:12:50 PM PDT by darth
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To: SmithL

 

13 posted on 10/31/2007 5:15:06 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: SmithL
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."

And THAT my friends is the most effective way to counter stupidity!!

14 posted on 10/31/2007 5:15:56 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SmithL
Cheney's interview^
15 posted on 10/31/2007 5:36:01 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: SmithL

If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, who is Luke Skywalker?


16 posted on 10/31/2007 5:47:12 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SmithL
Who was it that said, "I would rather hunt with Dick Chaney, than ride with Ted Kennedy, fly with John, ski with...

5.56mm

17 posted on 10/31/2007 6:00:21 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: SmithL

Does this mean he’s John McCain’s father?


18 posted on 10/31/2007 6:04:03 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Come to think of it, there is a bit of a resemblance . . . .)
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To: Incorrigible

“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.”


19 posted on 10/31/2007 6:07:16 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (DriveByMedia: Good news, no party affiliation: Republican. Bad news, no party affiliation: Democrat.)
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To: Tamar1973

Shouldn’t that be “Mis-underestimate”? (hee...hee...hee..gaack!!!)


20 posted on 10/31/2007 6:12:10 PM PDT by Preech1 (Lo children are an heritage of the LORD...)
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To: Verginius Rufus

21 posted on 10/31/2007 6:56:30 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Verginius Rufus
Barak Osama. Haven’t you heard?
22 posted on 10/31/2007 6:59:37 PM PDT by McGruff (If I can't have Cheney I guess Fred will have to do.)
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To: SmithL
Darth Cheney was also Darth Buffalo Bill in an earlier life

I kid you not.

23 posted on 10/31/2007 7:00:41 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Christian4Bush

My favorite line by Vader: “Apology...accepted....” as he steps over captain Needa’s choked body. Always cracks me up.


24 posted on 10/31/2007 7:38:33 PM PDT by boop (Who doesn't love poison pot pies?)
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To: SmithL

I’d rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Ted Kennedy or snowboard with Jon Cary!!


25 posted on 11/01/2007 12:40:30 AM PDT by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "BLEAT - CHEAT - RETREAT - DEFEAT")
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