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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Cheney Receives Expletive from Passerby



Vice President Cheney, visiting storm-wrecked Mississippi, called the relief effort "impressive" and the progress "signficant," then immediately received a counter-opinion in the form of an expletive ("bullshit"?) from a passerby.

While Cheney spoke, a passer-by hurled an expletive at the vice president. "First time I've heard it," Cheney said, when asked if he was hearing a lot of such sentiments.

Most of the people Cheney met with were friendly. Lynne Lofton, whose house further down the street was completely destroyed, was an exception.

"I think this media opportunity today is a terrible waste of time and taxpayer money," she said. "They've picked a nice neighborhood where people have insurance and most are Republicans."

Update: The Expletive was "Go F_ck Yourself Cheney!" The Daily Kos has the video links, plus this conversation from CNN commentators:

Cafferty: "Didn't he say that to Patrick Leahy on the Senate floor?"

Blitzer: "Yes."

C: "So how could this have been the first time he heard it?"

B: "First time he heard it in this area."

C: "I'm sure it won't be the last."

posted by Tom Kealey at 11:48 AM

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