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Dick Cheney: Yeah, I Told Pat Leahy To "Bleep Himself"

[media id=7006] Always the class act, VP Cheney admitted to Chris Wallace yesterday that he did indeed tell Patrick Leahy to "go f*ck himself" on the

Always the class act, VP Cheney admitted to Chris Wallace yesterday that he did indeed tell Patrick Leahy to "go f*ck himself" on the Senate floor four years ago when the Vermont Senator chided him about his connection to Halliburton's war profiteering.

WALLACE: Did you tell Senator Leahy, “bleep yourself”?

CHENEY: I did.

WALLACE: Any qualms, second thoughts, or embarrassment?

CHENEY: No, I thought he merited it at the time and we’ve since patched over that wound.

In case you forgot the context, here it is from a June 25, 2004, CNN story:

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.

Cheney is the former CEO of Halliburton, and Democrats have suggested that while serving in the Bush administration he helped win lucrative contracts for his former firm, including a no-bid contract to rebuild Iraq.

If there's one thing you have to admire about Dick Cheney, it would have to be his eager willingness to speak his mind with little to no regard for the consequences.

Cheney really is some sort of potty mouth. Remember, back in 2006, Bob Woodward revealed that Cheney cursed him out over his Kissinger meeting revelations.

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