Vice President Dick Cheney used the “F-word” against Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy at a photo-op session last week, with conservatives now defending his unsolicited vulgarities as “long overdue.” (Check out this great political cartoon by Tom Toles.) Well, trash-talking is nothing new for Republicans, except that as Maureen Dowd points out
But some are noting that in an interview with Fox News on Friday, Cheney described his response to Mr. Leahy’s attack on his integrity as “appropriate,” and said he “felt better” after uttering it. As that paragon of liberalism, the Christian Science Monitor, opined, “[s]uch defensiveness only sets the bar of civil discourse lower.” In Dubya’s America, one cannot critize the Administration without being told where to shove it. Well, fuck them, too.