How rude, Mr Cheney
Not reported in the British press is the news that Vice President and former CEO of Halliburton, Dick Cheney used profanity toward senior Democrat Senator, Patrick Leahy, followed by a "frank exchange of views" during a Senate class photo session.
The story, which was recounted by several sources, goes like this:
Cheney, who as president of the Senate was present for the picture day, turned to Leahy and "scolded" the senator because he had suggested that while serving in the Bush administration Cheney had absconded with lucrative contracts for Halliburton, whilst using a no-bid contract to rebuild Iraq.
Leahy, in response, reminded Cheney that the vice president had once accused him of being (horror of horrors!) a bad Catholic. Dick turned around and snarled "fuck off" or "go fuck yourself". Not sure whether he headbutted poor Mr Leahy too.
If only these fuckers at the Senate and the WhiteHouse used this kind of language more liberally, it would be wholly representative of what they are about. Paricularly the uber-cunt Dick Cheney.