I’m disappointed this little exchange between Vice President Dick Cheney and Senator Pat Leahy of Vermont on the Senate floor didn’t escalate into a fistfight or at least some spitting. I would have loved to be able to use the title “Lougie Leahy” somewhere in the future. Anyways, CNN has some of the details in “Cheney curses senator over Halliburton criticism”:
Cheney, who as president of the Senate was present for the picture day, turned to Leahy and scolded the senator over his recent criticism of the vice president for Halliburton’s alleged war profiteering.
Responding to Cheney’s comment, Leahy reminded him of an earlier statement the vice president had made about him. Cheney then replied with profanity.
Leahy would not comment on the specifics of the story Thursday, but did confirm that Cheney used profanity.
According to Wonkette — who I am quoting the actual profanity used — in “Dick Advice”: “the fighting words sprang from an exchange in which Cheney told Leahy he didn’t like what Leahy had been saying about Halliburton, to which Leahy replied that he didn’t like Cheney calling him a bad Catholic.”
Way to restore honor to the White House.