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.
Dick Cheney: Telling Patrick Leahy 'F--k Yourself' Was 'Sort Of The Best Thing I Ever Did'
matiirizarri.com - Sources: Cheney curses senator over Halliburton criticism - Jun 24,
Vice president Dick Cheney brought a long-running feud with leading Democrats over his former company, Halliburton , to a foul-mouthed climax on the floor of the Senate, it emerged yesterday. Mr Cheney told Vermont's senator, Patrick Leahy to "fuck yourself", after he apparently approached George Bush's number two for a chat. The vice president was furious about the Democrat's criticism of Halliburton and its close relationship to the Bush administration. The Texas company has won billions of dollars in contracts in the US "war on terror", doing everything from building the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay to reconstructing Iraq's southern oil fields.
Cheney vents F-fury at senator
Senator Leahy responded by complaining about alleged administration's smears of Democrats. Kevin Kellems, a spokesman for Cheney, confirmed that the the two men traded remarks, but called it a "frank exchange of views. The Washington Post, a self-described family newspaper, printed the entire expletive on Friday.
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