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Cheney: Telling Leahy to ‘f*ck’ himself was ‘sort of the best thing I ever did.’

By Matt Corley  

"Cheney: Telling Leahy to ‘f*ck’ himself was ‘sort of the best thing I ever did.’"

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cheneysquare.jpgIn 2004, then-Vice President Dick Cheney had a “frank exchange of views” with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the Senate floor over Cheney’s ties to Halliburton and President Bush’s judicial nominees. Cheney ended the argument by telling Leahy, “F*ck yourself.” Since then, Cheney has joked about the incident and claimed the Leahy “merited” it because he was “close” to kissing him. On Dennis Miller’s radio show today, Cheney suggested that his Leahy f-bomb was “the best thing” he had ever done:

MILLER: By the way, my, I also want to thank you, on the list of things I feel I should thank you for, almost kicking Patrick Leahy’s ass. Thank you very much.

CHENEY: Hehehehe.

MILLER: I love that move. One of my favorite stories. Muttering that.

CHENEY: You’d be surprised how many people liked that. That’s sort of the best thing I ever did.

Listen here:

Cheney is right that conservatives “liked” his expletive exchange with Leahy. Bill Kristol once said on Fox News that Cheney’s comments represented “a beautiful statement, really, of justice.”

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