Seems the Vice President might want to consider switching to Sanka™ brand coffee soon:
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 “fuck off” or “go fuck 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.”
Personally I find this pretty amusing and I can’t really criticize the VP much because if I were in the Senate you’d probably be hearing that, and a whole lot of other swear words, all the time. I’d have to take the official SEB tagline (see top of the page) and have it printed on my business cards and it would probably be the opening line to just about any rebuttal I’d end up giving on the floor.
Senate wasn’t in session at the time so “Dick” technically didn’t violate any rules, but I thought all these politicians just got done raising a big ruckus about this kind of language on the radio? Doesn’t C-SPAN broadcast pretty much constantly from the Senate? Shouldn’t they be fined for allowing “Dick” to swear so blatantly on the air? Perhaps a ten second delay on the Vice President’s mouth should be instituted so he can be beeped if he loses it again. Think of the children! What kind of people will they grow up to be if they’re accidentally exposed to the Vice President’s potty-mouth while watching C-SPAN for some school project? So much for leading by example I suppose.
Mac’s got something to say on this as well.