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Cheney lets slip a four-letter word

June 25, 2004 at 7:26 AM

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Democrats Friday savored a profanity by the No. 2 leader of the Republican Party, which has been quick to complain when Democrats use spicy language.

"(Expletive) yourself," said Cheney, in a heated exchange with Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., over the vice president's ties to Halliburton, the Washington Post reported.

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In December, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry used the same word to describe Bush's Iraq policy as botched. A White House spokesman quickly and publicly expressed shock and dismay.

On Thursday, a Leahy spokesman also was quick to respond.

"The vice president seemed to be taking personally the criticism that Senator Leahy and others have leveled against Halliburton's sole-source contracts in Iraq," David Carle said.

Cheney's representatives responded their supervisor's lapse was not typical of the vice president.

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