Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who was on the receiving end of Cheney's ire, confirmed that the vice president used profanity during Tuesday's class photo. Using profanity on the Senate floor while the Senate is session is against the rules. But the Senate was technically not in session at the time and the normal rules did not apply, a Senate official said. 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.
Cheney curses Leahy on Senate floor
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Patrick Leahy earlier this week, and said he felt better after the incident. In an interview with Fox News on Friday, Cheney said he was "forcefully" expressing his unhappiness with the conduct of the Democratic senator from Vermont -- who Cheney said had publicly questioned his integrity, and then wanted to be friendly when he saw him in person. Sources who related the incident to CNN said the vice president had told Leahy either "f off" or "go f yourself. Cheney is the former chief executive officer of the oil field services company, and Democrats have suggested he has helped win lucrative contracts for his former firm while serving in the Bush administration. But most of all I didn't like the fact that after he'd done so, then he wanted to act like everything was peaches and cream.
Cheney Curses at Leahy
This pattern of misplaced confidence in Cheney, followed by disastrous results, runs throughout his life -- from his days as a dropout at Yale to the geopolitical chaos he has helped create in Baghdad. Once you get to know his history, the cycle becomes clear: First, Cheney impresses someone rich or powerful, who causes unearned wealth and power to be conferred on him. Then, when things go wrong, he blames others and moves on to a new situation even more advantageous to himself. He does not understand that when you act recklessly, your mistakes will come back and bite you on the ass.
Vice President Dick Cheney swore at a senior Democrat on the Senate floor this week while members assembled for their annual group picture, Senate aides said Thursday, in the latest indication of how partisan tensions have eroded standards of civility in the Capitol. According to sources familiar with the encounter, Sen. Patrick J.