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Cheney experiments w/ honesty: "Go f*** yourself!"
by JankyHellface (repost)
Friday Jun 25th, 2004 12:05 PM
Note what this argument is over.
By Gannett News Service
Washington — It was supposed to be a friendly picture-taking session.

But on the Senate floor Tuesday, Vice President Dick Cheney took his own shot at Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, telling him to "Go (expletive) yourself," Leahy's office confirmed Thursday.

"Oh well, I think he may have been having a bad day," Leahy said Thursday.

Cheney spokesman Kevin Kellems wouldn't confirm or deny that profanity was used.

Cheney confronted Leahy about Leahy's recent allegations of war profiteering in Iraq by Halliburton, a company Cheney once headed.

Leahy responded that that Cheney allies had unfairly attacked the senator for being "a bad Catholic" for failing to support a conservative Catholic judicial nominee.

Cheney responded with the expletive, according to CNN and Leahy's staff.

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by JankyHellface (repost)
Friday Jun 25th, 2004 2:23 PM
Republicans Wednesday blocked an effort by Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Judiciary ranking member Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to create stiffer criminal penalties for war profiteering.

The Leahy/Daschle amendment to the fiscal 2005 defense authorization bill would
have created new penalties -- including up to 20 years in jail -- for government
contractors convicted of inflating the cost of goods or services. It was
defeated 52-46.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., later filed a motion to invoke
cloture on the defense authorization bill, setting a deadline of 1 p.m. Thursday
for any further amendments to be filed. The cloture vote could be held as early
as Friday.

Daschle and Leahy introduced the war-profiteering amendment in response to
growing accusations by Defense Department whistleblowers and House and Senate
Democrats that Halliburton, Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, has
overcharged the government for a host of services provided to the military in
Iraq and Afghanistan.

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by me
Friday Jun 25th, 2004 3:57 PM
Sounds like cheney got hit where it hurts
by keen observer
Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 8:11 PM
What other fitting reply do you expect from the Slimy "Halliburton" Dick? He has no reasonable arguments to give, therefore he can only resort back to the typical Chickenhawk expletive...

Such is the state of "intellectual discourse" from the chief architect of the Neo-con Cabal!

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