You know, I honestly wish I understood why anyone would want to vote for President Idiot Boy and that clogged aorta of a running mate of his.
Instead of putting some sort of sheepish "yeah, I probably shouldn't have done it, but I did and now it's over" spin on his telling Sen. Patrick Leahy to either "fuck off" or "go fuck yourself" (depending on which account you choose to believe) on the Senate floor, Chest Pain Cheney is actually defending his conduct, saying what he did was fine and dandy because — get this! — it made him feel better. Of course, I can't say he defended his decision to swear at Leahy, because Cheney — proving once again that members of the Bush administration are lying cowards who refuse to own up to anything they do or say — refused to acknowledge that he swore at the senator, saying only he "probably" used an obscenity.
Is this really what we want from our leaders? Cavalier egomania? False compassion hiding under a Catholic cloak and an American flag? Cheney unleashes a tirade that can only be described as a Senate version of road rage, and he can't even acknowledge he did it, let alone say it may not have been the proper thing to do?
Is this really the judgment Americans want to see from the person who is second in command? Think of the message that Dick Cheney is sending to our children. If you're upset with someone, just treat them like dirt. Tell them to "fuck off" or to "go fuck" themselves. If it's good enough for the Vice President of the United States, it's good enough for anyone. Heck, punch them in the throat. Take out a knife and stab them in the eyeball. Whatever. It doesn't matter. Do whatever it takes to make you feel better.
Me, I'd really like to defecate in Dick Cheney's mouth. I wonder if the secret service will let me do that. It honestly would make me feel much, much better. And think of the irony: fecal matter actually going into Cheney's mouth instead of coming out of it.
This long ago stopped being about Democrats vs. Republicans or liberals and moderates vs. neo-conservatives. The upcoming election is about right vs. wrong, ethical vs. corrupt, honesty vs. hypocrisy, compassionate vs. cold-heartedly apathetic, humble vs. arrogant. And as long as Dick Cheney is Idiot Boy's top advisor and right nut, the other side is always going to win that battle — even if the upcoming election winds up pitting the Bush-Cheney ticket vs. a Kerry-Buttafuoco tandem.
Anyway, here's the article, borrowed respectfully from the Washington Post. I'm the one who added any additional text formatting:
CHENEY DEFENDS HIS CURSING AT DEMOCRAT ON SENATE FLOOR
By Dana Milbank and Helen Dewar, Washington Post
Washington — Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday vigorously defended his vulgarity directed at a prominent Democratic senator earlier this week in the Senate chamber.
Cheney said he "probably" used an obscenity in an argument Tuesday on the Senate floor with Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and added that he had no regrets.
"I expressed myself rather forcefully, felt better after I had done it," Cheney told Neil Cavuto of Fox News. The vice president said those who heard the putdown agreed with him. "I think that a lot of my colleagues felt that what I had said badly needed to be said, that it was long overdue."
The forceful defense by Cheney came as much of Washington was discussing his outburst on the Senate floor in which a chance encounter with Leahy during a photo session in the usually decorous Senate chamber ended in profanity.
President Bush had made his vow to "change the tone in Washington" a central part of his 2000 campaign, calling bipartisan cooperation "the challenge of our moment."
"Our nation must rise above a house divided," he said in his victory speech in December 2000. "I know America wants reconciliation and unity. I know Americans want progress. And we will seize this moment and deliver."
Cheney said Friday he was in no mood to exchange pleasantries with Leahy because Leahy had "challenged my integrity" by making charges of cronyism between Cheney and his former firm, Halliburton Co. Leahy on Monday had a conference call to kick off the Democratic National Committee's "Halliburton Week" focusing on Cheney, the company "and the millions of dollars they've cost taxpayers," the party said.
"I didn't like the fact that after he had done so, then he wanted to act like, you know, everything's peaches and cream," Cheney said. "And I informed him of my view of his conduct in no uncertain terms. And as I say, I felt better afterwards."
Leahy, crossing the aisle to the Republican side of the chamber Tuesday, tried to make small talk with Cheney. Cheney referred to the incident Friday as "a little floor debate in the United States Senate," although the Senate was not in session at the time.
According to Leahy's staff, the Vermont senator answered Cheney's complaint about Halliburton with Democrats' complaints that the White House sanctioned a smear of Catholic Democratic senators over their objections to Bush's judicial nominees.
Then Cheney stalked off, Leahy's aides said, using an obscene phrase to describe what he thought Leahy should do.
Interviewed by Fox News on Friday, Cheney did not specifically acknowledge using the expletive.
"Ordinarily I don't express myself in strong terms, but I thought it was appropriate here," Cheney said on Fox.
David Carle, Leahy's spokesman, said: "It appears the vice president's previous calls for civility are now inoperative."