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Dick Cheney: "Go F**k yourself!" [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-6-26 10:41:03 |Display all floors
No Kidding!

From Reuters/Yahoo news:

Cheney Utters 'F-Word' in U.S. Senate?

Fri Jun 25, 7:42 AM ET  Add Politics to My Yahoo!

By Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) blurted out the "F word" at Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont during a heated exchange on the Senate floor, congressional aides said on Thursday.

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The incident occurred on Tuesday in a terse discussion between the two that touched on politics, religion and money, with Cheney finally telling Leahy to "f--- off" or "go f--- yourself," the aides said.

"I think he was just having a bad day," Leahy was quoted as saying on CNN, which first reported the incident. "I was kind of shocked to hear that kind of language on the floor."

"That doesn't sound like language the vice president would use but there was a frank exchange of views," said Cheney spokesman Kevin Kellems.

According to congressional aides, Leahy said hello to Cheney following the taking of the Senate group photo on the floor of the chamber.

Cheney, who is president of the Senate, then ripped into Leahy for the Democratic senator's criticism this week of alleged war profiteering in Iraq (news - web sites) by Halliburton, the oil services company that Cheney once ran.

Leahy and other Democrats have called for congressional hearings into whether the vice president helped the firm win lucrative contracts in Iraq after the U.S.-led war that toppled Saddam Hussein (news - web sites).

During their exchange, Leahy noted that Republicans had accused Democrats of being anti-Catholic because they are opposed to some of President Bush (news - web sites)'s anti-abortion judges, the aides said.

That's when Cheney unloaded with the "F-bomb," aides said.

With the Senate sharply divided, Democrats and Republicans have had numerous partisan battles in recent years on matters from taxes to health care.

"Things have been pretty bad around here," said Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat. "But as far as I know, as far as I'm concerned, this is a new low."

According to Senate rules, profanity is not permitted while the chamber is in session. But when the exchange occurred between Leahy and Cheney, the Senate was not in session so there was technically no foul.

Earlier on Thursday, before word of the exchange spread, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, a South Dakota Democrat, stood in the chamber and spoke of the need to improve civility with what he called the "politics of common ground."

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Post time 2004-6-27 02:09:56 |Display all floors

At least they aren't trying to fist fight like the Chinese congress/parliament/a


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Post time 2004-6-27 10:04:33 |Display all floors

Gee Tek

You just HAD to take a jab at the chinese, don't you?

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Post time 2004-6-27 15:06:07 |Display all floors


Actually tek demonstrating his anti-China feelings - again.

slight edit: Or should I say, "allowing" those feelings to sneak out.

tek - it is not the China government meetings that degenerate into fisticuffs - it is the politico-wannabees on the island, the japanese government and the Korean government that you see on the news as losing control.

Perhaps all Asians just look alike to you but the captions or voice-over on the newscast should have been a clue.

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Post time 2004-6-28 19:53:40 |Display all floors

How can he be so f++king silly

just during the reelection campaign. I do not like this runningmate of G. W. Bush, although GWB is that f silly too.

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Post time 2004-6-29 16:31:55 |Display all floors


YOu like to talkin "S" about the Chinese government. Let's me ask you question, when did you see the Chinese goverment japing each others and upercut each others.

That never happen in the Great Hall Of People. That only happen in The Taiwan parament or South Korea parament.

Those guys don't look any different from the people who working in the Tainament Square.

Welcome to China black man and please think, before you say anything.

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Post time 2004-7-4 06:41:10 |Display all floors

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