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Cheney: Cursing at Leahy 'sort of the best thing I ever did'

On the same day that Vice President Biden was telling the women of "The View" that he was a little embarrassed to get caught cursing in public, former vice president Dick Cheney appeared to gloat over another infamous foul-language moment.

"You'd be surprised how many people liked that," Cheney told radio host Dennis Miller, according to an audio excerpt posted online. "That's sort of the best thing I ever did."

In 2004 Cheney had told Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on the Senate floor, "[expletive] yourself."

At the time, Cheney said he felt better after swearing at the senator, who had criticized Cheney's ties to the international energy services company Halliburton Co.

The full segment is available on Miller's website for subscribers. The audio below comes from Think Progress.

Transcript:

MILLER: By the way, I also want to thank you, on the list of things I feel I should thank you for, almost kicking Patrick Leahy's [expletive]. Thank you very much.
CHENEY: [Laughter]
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.

By Rachel Weiner  |  April 22, 2010; 6:57 PM ET
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And Dick, every time you have a heart attack, we all like it as well. In fact it is one of the best news of the day.

One stroke closer. Go F yourself, you corrupt traitor.

Posted by: Pillai | April 23, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Two has beens compare prop up each other's failed careers.

Posted by: Koko3 | April 23, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

As much as i dislike him i wish he lives to be 110, as he like a SS german, will be hunted down for his war crimes.

Posted by: dv1236 | April 23, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse


Listen to the liberals squeal and stamp their little feet. I love it!

God bless you Dick Cheney!

Posted by: Jeff08 | April 23, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Alas, I am forced to agree with Mr Cheney on this one,and so should everyone else.

Consider all the vile and repulsive things this guy did in the VP office.

Cursing at Sen Leahy WAS the best (least bad) thing Cheney did while in office. Everything else he did was far, far worse.

Posted by: gwcross | April 23, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

How sad, unhappy and rude the entire Cheney clan has become.

Posted by: MissV | April 23, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

trjohnson wrote: "miller is greasy and lucky fox was around when he became mostly unemployable because of that monday night fiasco and cheney, he needs to move to venezuela i think chavez is looking for a good right hand man, sort of vp for life."

This is a very funny comment. It sort of takes a shot at everyone.

Posted by: longbow1 | April 23, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Of course Dennis thinks it was a great move on Cheney's part; cursing, as with dirty jokes, can get a good laugh. It must have been hilarious when Halliburton, a company Cheney was CEO for before elected as VP, was given billions of $ in business with no compete contracts out of the tax payers pockets, "_uc_ you". Side splitting when Halliburton was caught bilking the government and us of hundreds of millions of $, here’s your money,” ;-)”.
Miller is the kind of kid who would bring his ball to a game and say, “if you all don’t play by my rules I’m going home”, just like his friend Dick. My way or the highway, real democracy…NOT. But at least as a flunky he gets paid well by his masters.
Welcome to the "Me First" generation, or as Gordon Gecko would say, "Greed is Good". Thats not what the founding fathers had in mind when drawing up the Constitution. Of course, Dennis and Dick would not call it greed, they would call it smart business as long as it is legal. That is why so few people today trust how people in government have been operating especially since Dick was in office, and the powers who spin BS, including Miller, think they can continue to try and get away with treating us like mushrooms.
Curse Leahy, change the topic to BS, cover up their lack of integrity. Start a war in Iraq that made a fortune for Halliburton and others, see thousands of Americans die in the wrong war, laugh all the way to the bank. Funny until Dennis and Dick are told to stand a post, which would actually be funny as they sh_t in their pants.

Posted by: BFeinberg | April 23, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Mushroom clouds, it will pay for itself, deficits don't matter, WMD will be found, orange security days, the market will take care of itself and finally letting Bin Laden escape.
Thanks for the memories Dick!

Posted by: bob29 | April 23, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Well, that's not saying much coming from a guy who shot an old guy in the face while hunting illegally. Dick Cheney hasn't accomplished much of value in his life ... certainly nothing of value for this country.

Posted by: NewDealDemocrat | April 23, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Cheney is wrong. He hasn't yet done "the best thing he's ever done." He's still alive. When he drops dead, that will be the best thing he's ever done.

Posted by: Bob22003 | April 23, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Well I hope he passes away soon so that something else doesn't take its place.

Posted by: NikolasM | April 23, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame that this wasn't the only thing Dick Cheney did as Vice President. It's pathetic the kinds of people who are even given the opportunity to hold such a distinctive title.

Posted by: ClandestineBlaze | April 23, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

why is this war criminal still walking free?

Posted by: calif-joe | April 23, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

why is this war criminal still walking free?

Posted by: calif-joe | April 23, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

For once I agree with Mr. Cheney, but from my perspective it is more a matter of d_mning with faint praise.

... maybe this is the best thing I've ever done.....

Posted by: kabej | April 23, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

miller is greasy and lucky fox was around when he became mostly unemployable because of that monday night fiasco and cheney, he needs to move to venezuela i think chavez is looking for a good right hand man, sort of vp for life.

Posted by: trjohnson8890122 | April 23, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Dick Cheney IS the curse.

Posted by: Lefty_ | April 23, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Given all the rotten things this ugly man has done, I will give him that.

Posted by: kevin1231 | April 23, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Miller thinks it's funny that his kids are going to have to pay China back for Cheney's wars on everybody who had nothing to do with 911.

Cheney thinks that's funny, too!

Posted by: lichtme | April 23, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

For once I have found something that Dick Cheney and I can agree 100%. Cursing Leahy is the best thing I can recall Dick Cheney ever doing.

Posted by: bfc1949 | April 23, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Dick cursed as an alternative to military service.

Posted by: rbe1 | April 23, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Who listens to Dennis Miller, anymore? Dennis Miller hasn't been popular since the late 90s, and Bill Maher basically took his spot. Dick Cheney doesn't have a lot to be proud of, as the devil's concubine, so of course he's going to take solace and ripping into somebody - especially when they call him on his shenanigans, i.e. owning Halliburton stock while VP and giving them no-bid contracts to do work in Iraq. But still, no impeachment or anything... Don't ya just wish this guy would take his own advice and "GO F___K (HIM)SELF"? Tired of hearing about Cheney. Republicans have already forgotten about Bush, and the Democrats only bring him up to explain the bad stuff he left behind but aren't going to do anything to punish him. Why can't we just keep them out of the press for good?

Posted by: fbutler1 | April 23, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I guess The Dick forgot the five deferments he obtained to keep himself from answering his country's call to service.

Posted by: hairguy01 | April 23, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

People pay money to see Dennis Miller??? P.T. Barnum was right, there IS a sucker born every minute!

Posted by: whirlwind81 | April 23, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

You know, I never thought it would happen, but this is the first time I can agree with Richard Bruce Cheney: Dick, it probably WAS the best thing you ever did.

Which, of course, isn't saying a whole f__k of a lot, is it?

Posted by: zenwick | April 23, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't really surprise me that Cheney has finally admitted taking pleasure in one of his most infamous and vile moments in the spotlight, six years after his initial cowardly denial that he had.

But it does speak volumes that he apparently feels insulting a political opponent is not only OK, but praiseworthy, because it made him feel better. What a weasel.

Posted by: DCSteve1 | April 23, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

DemocRats are LOSERS!

ROCK ON Cheney!

Posted by: theaz | April 23, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

pjcafe dick cheney is the most arrogant person I have ever observed in my entire life. He thinks he's so superior to every other human that he can't handle anyone questioning anything he says or does. Him and bush both thought they were dictators with absolute power. Anyone that questioned them was crucified in the media. Citizens who questioned them were arrested and charged with crimes. I've never witnessed anyone who can come close to cheney when it comes to arrogance. The ironic thing of course is that it was the worst agenda in American history, and they were wrong at every turn. Let's contrast cheney attacking anyone who questioned invading iraq like a rabid dog with, gee, guess what? Those WMDs don't exist after all! wittle dicky made it all up!

Posted by: red2million | April 23, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

perhaps someone at wapo forgot to show you the door, Dick.

g'bye, Dick. You're such a Dick.

Posted by: pgibson1 | April 23, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

maybe cheney should consider running for "old senile foul mouthed man" next elections. every town needs one of those, and it appears thats all he is qualified for.

Posted by: MarilynManson | April 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

jackets, you're right, bush didn't respond. People who didn't even heckle him or say one word to him, but displayed anti-bush slogans were simply shackled, dragged out, arrested and charged with crimes. oh yeah, that bush is one true American isn't he? Obama hasn't had any u.s. citizens arrested for disagreeing with him. einstien.

Posted by: red2million | April 23, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

rharring, nice post, but the people you referenced were not just kicked out of rallies for wearing anti bush t-shirts or displaying bumper stickers he didn't like. They were arrested and charged with crimes. Of course the charges were later dropped becuase they were trumped up. I like Gingrich calling Obama the most radical president in history, when in fact that "honor" goes rightfully to the smirking chimp. Only president I'm aware of who had U.S. citizens arrested and charged with crimes for disagreeing with him.

Posted by: red2million | April 23, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by Jackets:
I would love to tell him "blank yourself". The left are the most... vulgar people on the planet..."

I have to assume that you are being deliberately ironic, because you couldn't possibly by that hypocritical in such a short amount of space, could you?

You partisans crack me up. There are plenty of vile, vulgar people to be found on both the left and the right, as the posts on WaPo so richly and frequently demonstrate.

Posted by: milo13 | April 23, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

dwightcollins America did remember that in the last presidential and midterm elections when the repilgets got trounced.

Posted by: red2million | April 23, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

That battery in his chest should leak or cause a short. This vermin is mean, crass, and full of himself.

Posted by: hadelaide | April 22, 2010 8:28 PM

Obviously a Tea-party member. /sarc.

Posted by: RobbyS | April 23, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

For once I have to actually agree with Cheney. While I don't think he was right in doing it, and had he done it to someone else like Al Franken he may have gotten his expletive kicked, I do agree that he's accomplished nothing good in his entire career, so perhaps this is the "best thing" he ever did in that regard. At least he didn't have Leahy arrested like he did with the U.S. citizen from Colorado who had the gall to express his opinion about the Iraq war. I simply love the way all of the repigs are crying about abuse of power, and unconstitutional when it comes to Obama. Disagree with Dick Cheney to his face. Result: Arrested by the Secret Service for "assaulting the vice president." When you respond and say, "I have my young child with me, I can't just abadon him here" SS response is "Child Welfare will take care of your child." Yes indeedy those neocons were some real, true Americans we can all be proud of. I guess they're not smart enough to grasp the concept that this nation was founded on dissent and challenging government." Un-American pondscum.

Posted by: red2million | April 23, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Americans must remember that a revolution doesn't have to be with violence, voting in november and ridding us of the dems is a revolution...
and if the Republicans don't measure up, they will be gone too...
if asked what is needed to measure up...
the only answer is JOBS...

Posted by: DwightCollins | April 23, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

dennis miller and dick cheney in the same room?

Was it "be kind to weasels day"?

Posted by: binkynh | April 23, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Typical of WaPo to cherry pick a segment that will get more negative responses to Cheney.

This was a trivial incident compared to what is going on these days.
However, at the time, I was very happy to hear that Cheney reacted spontaneously and honestly to the arrogant, reprehensible Leahy.

Posted by: pjcafe | April 23, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

The Mistake that Dick made was not to give the big Leahy Salami a Boot up his sorry Rectum...I mean the Upper one between the ears!!!

Posted by: redhawk2 | April 23, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

jackets,

First off Bush never addressed mainstream Americans, all his speeches where done with GOP handpicked audiences. I guess you forget the 3 people in Denver who were kicked out for having a No War for Oil, BUMPERSTICKER on their car. Talk about Nazi Germany, you get kicked out of a meeting for a sticker on your car. Please. Obama when he is sleeping is more Presidential than Bush ever was. I guess you thought it cute when he gave the German Chancellor a massage, or called the leader of Russia Puty Put, yea that was REAL presidential.

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Posted by: itkonlyyou25 | April 23, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Patrick Leahy may be the most partisan Senator up there and I would love to tell him "blank yourself". The left are the most mean, vile, vulgar people on the planet and they showed it during Bush's eight years. Obama has been on a picnic compared to Bush yet Bush never, and I repeat NEVER, responded like Obama did this past week when heckled by gays. Mr. President, you often do not act "Presidential".

Posted by: Jackets | April 23, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse


mcse51 Cheney would have made a fine president???

and Jeffrey Dahlmer would have made a fine babysitter.....

and you, sir would make a fine piece of toilet paper

Posted by: Billy7 | April 23, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Please, everyone, get a sense of humor. It was funny.

Posted by: fallenstar2005 | April 23, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Keep diggin', SouthernCross1961... it's a long way down to that "festering outhouse" where your next meals are coming from. Be grateful we even let you eat from the trough!

Posted by: dakotahgeo | April 23, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Keep diggin', SouthernCross1961... it's a long way down to that "festering outhouse" where your neaxt meals are coming from. Peptobismol works wonders for your mind also.

Posted by: dakotahgeo | April 23, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Keep diggin', SouthernCross1961... it's a long way down to that "festering outhouse" where your neaxt meals are coming from. Peptobismol works wonders for your mind also.

Posted by: dakotahgeo | April 23, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

At least when Cheney did that, it didn't result in the deaths of thousands of people.

SouthernCross1961: You're clearly a product of no schools at all.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 23, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Iolanthe, great idea, but I would rather they both get advanced, unfettered pain, and live to be 150 years old... and broke... with no SS or their favorite socialist medicare programs. That should be pain enough for what these returds did to our country! But not quite!

Posted by: dakotahgeo | April 23, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Never ceases to amaze me when I stop in for a visit at one of these leftist newpapers and read some of the comments left by the faithful. Thanks to the nations schools and all of your parents for allowing us to benefit from your deep intellectual commentary.

It certainly explains why this country has become the moral equivalent of a festering outhouse baking in the hot Mississippi summer sun.

Posted by: SouthernCross1961 | April 23, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

ddoiron1, thank you for your post. I fail to see why the radical terrorists hate us so much when they could work to convene a World Court that wouldn't even consider the piece that Bush/CheneyRepug counterparts signed. They either get the two in front of the World Court or bomb-bomb-bomb Wyoming and Crawfish, TX until there was no one left to try in a court. Simple enough, eh?
The Obama Administration's WORST days are better than the Bush/Cheney's best years.

Posted by: dakotahgeo | April 23, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Dick, you're such a man.. Dick.

Posted by: jckdoors | April 23, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney--America's version of Heinrich Himmler. At least Himmler had the good sense to take cyanide.

Posted by: carlianschwartz | April 23, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney--our answer to Heinrich Himmler. And that's coming from a Jew whose family in Poland died in the Holocaust.

At least Himmler didn't brag about the Final Solution--he wanted it kept secret. And he had the good sense to take cyanide.

Posted by: carlianschwartz | April 23, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

What they should be writing about is how Cheney and Bush have been Pardoned for
War Crimes.

Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 making himself and Cheney Immune from prosecution. Bus Conspired with Republicans in a secret meeting to get enough Votes to pass that Unconstitutional piece of garbage into law so he could hurriedly sign his and Cheney's PARDON.

Posted by: ddoiron1 | April 23, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

"Dick" Cheney, you will get yours, in fact you have already gotten some of what you deserve. Your mean spiritedness and inability to empathize with those who do not share your exalted tax bracket as well as your war monger mentality are part of the package which helped to create your heart problems. Greed and hate are seedbeds for physical as well as the mental illness your demonstrate every time you open your mouth.
Why don't you allow yourself to be healed of the chronic condition of misanthrope?

Posted by: Iolanthe | April 23, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Poor Cheney's parents... talk about an intercourse gone awry. Momma probably had to carry Cheney 13 months because he refused to quit being a pain in the butt/body!

Posted by: dakotahgeo | April 23, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

"That's sort of the best thing
I ever did."

For once, Cheney got it right-it is the best thing he ever did! And it is loathsome!

Posted by: EXOO7 | April 23, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Only Cheney would be proud of something like this. He has no morals, standards, or brains. May 500K volts of electricity take goooood care of his pacemaker. The man can't even be compared to excrement... the POS would win. What a useless waste of a human body.

Posted by: dakotahgeo | April 23, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Cheney's absolutely correct. It is far and away the best thing he ever did. Everything else was far, far worse.

What a disgusting human bei . . . sorry, he's really not a human being at all! He's both completely inhuman and inhumane. He is indeed what lies beneath the scum at the bottom of a pond.

Posted by: joachim1 | April 23, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Cheney's absolutely correct. It is far and away the best thing he ever did. Everything else was far, far worse.

What a disgusting human bei . . . sorry, he's really not a human being at all! He's both completely inhuman and inhumane. He is indeed what lies beneath the scum at the bottom of a pond.

Posted by: joachim1 | April 23, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

All of this Political Correctness has really hurt our country. Good for Cheney. Too bad he didn't say to a few more of the lying hypocrites we have in Washington.

Posted by: DL13 | April 23, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

LMBO! I loooove Cheney. Leahy had been lying about Cheney until finally, Cheney just got sick of it. Good for him!

Posted by: anna_78750 | April 23, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Oh thank you WaPo for running an article where we can bash Cheney again, taking our mind off (for just a minute) watching Obama destroy our country day in and day out. Thank you, thank you.

Posted by: tractah | April 23, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Telling that self-important, hypocritical, pandering, lying sack-of-**** what to do to with himself was probably the most honest moment Washington has seen in years. A pity Chuck Schumer wasn't nearby so it could have been a twofer.
Cheney would have made a fine president.

Posted by: mcse51 | April 23, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

The truth came out at an unguarded moment. Yes, that was the best thing he did. That cussing didn't ruin the country, everything else he did ruin the country. He is lower than the maggot, I thought he is.

Posted by: sarvenk63 | April 23, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

That could have been the best thing you ever did as vice-president simply because you never did accomplish much else. You were the most inept person at your position that the US has ever had.

Posted by: racam | April 22, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

I agree with the former Vice President; this was the best thing he ever did.

No sadism or torture was involved. No one died needlessly or brutally. He, for once, was transparent.

He dropped facade and plumbed the very depths of his fabled mind.

Posted by: JS72 | April 22, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Clearly the man was being facetious in response to being aggressively prodded by Dennis Miller, a true lunatic...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | April 22, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

That battery in his chest should leak or cause a short. This vermin is mean, crass, and full of himself.

Posted by: hadelaide | April 22, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

No, it was just one of the least destructive things you did.

Posted by: JRM2 | April 22, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Well then, have it your way.

The only recourse left is to start the World Court proceedings!

Posted by: kishorgala | April 22, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

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