Cheney: Lynne gave Wolf Blitzer ‘the slapdown.’

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"Cheney: Lynne gave Wolf Blitzer ‘the slapdown.’"

In an interview today with Fox News, Vice President Cheney said his wife’s combative recent CNN appearance was “great” and “very accurate,” adding, “We refer to it around the house as the slapdown.” Watch it:

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Note to Dick Cheney: It wasn’t accurate.

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Transcript:

CAVUTO: Your wife, Mr. Vice President, created a little bit of a stir in an appearance on a rival news network last week, taking exception to the way that network portrayed the economy, the government, that things are going to hell in a hand basket. I’m sort of paraphrasing here. Actually, she was much more to the point that I’m being. What did you think of that?

CHENEY: I thought it was great. We refer to it around the house as the slapdown. And she was very tough, but she was very accurate and very aggressive.

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