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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:19 AM
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Dick Cheney, Dressing Down
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 10:21 AM by MountainLaurel
The man wore a parka and a freebie hat to the anniversary memorial of a genocide. :puke: Yep, bet the Europeans really love us now.

At yesterday's gathering of world leaders in southern Poland to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the United States was represented by Vice President Cheney. The ceremony at the Nazi death camp was outdoors, so those in attendance, such as French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President Vladimir Putin, were wearing dark, formal overcoats and dress shoes or boots. Because it was cold and snowing, they were also wearing gentlemen's hats. In short, they were dressed for the inclement weather as well as the sobriety and dignity of the event.

The vice president, however, was dressed in the kind of attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower.

Cheney stood out in a sea of black-coated world leaders because he was wearing an olive drab parka with a fur-trimmed hood. It is embroidered with his name. It reminded one of the way in which children's clothes are inscribed with their names before they are sent away to camp. And indeed, the vice president looked like an awkward boy amid the well-dressed adults.

Like other attendees, the vice president was wearing a hat. But it was not a fedora or a Stetson or a fur hat or any kind of hat that one might wear to a memorial service as the representative of one's country. Instead, it was a knit ski cap, embroidered with the words "Staff 2001." It was the kind of hat a conventioneer might find in a goodie bag.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43247-20...

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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:20 AM
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1. What a dipsh*t
such a great representative for our country.
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:22 AM
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2. He should have gotten a rubber hat made by Trojan for his head.
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Menshevik Donating Member (674 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:23 AM
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3. what a disgrace


Just last week, in a frigid, snow-dusted Washington, Cheney sat outside through the entire inauguration without so much as a hat and without suffering frostbite. And clearly, Cheney owns a proper overcoat. The world saw it during his swearing-in as vice president. Cheney treated that ceremony with the dignity it deserved -- not simply through his demeanor, but also through his attire. Would he have dared to take the oath of office with a ski cap on? People would have justifiably considered that an insult to the office, the day, the country.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:24 AM
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4. Funny
It's funny how they unconsciously show how they really feel.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:25 AM
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5. Cheney lost an uncle at Auchwitz.
Yep. Fell out of the guard tower.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:34 AM
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11. AWESOME!
love it :D
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:39 AM
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17. HA!
:thumbsup:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:30 AM
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25. LOL!
Good one! :D
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RuleofLaw Donating Member (345 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:28 AM
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6. Does any one have the photo?
Air America talked about how he looks like a ski bunny!
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:30 AM
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7. It's in this thread --
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:31 AM
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8. You have to see the picture of him sitting with the other officials.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 10:33 AM by enough
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/postphotos/s...

He's a real AMURCAN. None of that European dignity for him.



(I can't get this picture to post. Maybe somebody else can. It's worth a look.)

On edit -- got it from the thread mentioned above. Thanks.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:33 AM
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9. Here's another


U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites), center, is flanked by his wife Lynne, rigth, and Israel's President Moshe Katsav, left, when leaders from 30 countries gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops in Oswiecim, southern Poland on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005. (AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski)

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/050127/481/au...
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:35 AM
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13. He looks positively senile in that one.
There seems to be some compulsion to show that he has no respect for ANYTHING.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:08 AM
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21. Haha...Check out the look on the guy behind him
...Wondering how the driver from AAA got a seat up front.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:57 AM
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32. That caught my attention also
He looks like he's saying, "Look what the cat dragged in!"
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:12 AM
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22. here's a series of pix >

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It's interesting that WaPo caught this - I think they are reading DU!
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:33 AM
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10. Is This a Part of...
...the '00 promise that we'd be proud of our "leaders" again? :spank:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:35 AM
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12. The White Angel returns
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 10:35 AM by DS1
:eyes:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:53 AM
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19. He does have that "I didn't know it was picture day" look to him
What an idiot. Yeah you have to REAL smart to be rich.
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:35 AM
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14. So, what does he wear during east coast winters?
Like he would wear that to church?

On the other hand, maybe he forgot to bring his warm topcoat and fedora. And the practice of layering is our friend.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:38 AM
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15. I recall Bush's edict that "APPROPRIATE" attire would be required
for White House staffers, even on weekends,. And then they think THIS is appropriate attire for such a solemn event in the presence of the international media? Disgusting....


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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:38 AM
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16. Ah adults
sarcasm on/I am so thankfully that the adults are in charge once again in Washington, returning respect and dignity to the office of the Presidency./sarcasm off Oh, excuse me - the sarcasm switch got stuck in the "on" position for a moment.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:42 AM
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18. Hey LL, I just saw a bu$hbot...
...post those very comments on another board last week!!!

"adults are in charge once again in Washington"


bu$hbot #876492788.332 got a few responses of some rather hilarious bu$h quotes to remind it that said adult(s) have the mentalities - collectively and otherwise, of mentally challenged 3-year olds.

Ppffffffffffttt! :evilgrin:
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:31 PM
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34.  Adults - Oy
Gods help us if what * and his cronies are doing is considered "adult". I know I should be inured to the utter classlessness displayed by Cheney, *, and their minions, especially since I work in DC, but every now and again they reach new heights and I am stunned anew.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:41 PM
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36. Don't feel bad...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 04:43 PM by Triana
...I know NOTHING should ever surprise me coming from that bunch of brain-shrunken neanderthals, but they still manage to reach new and surpising lows once in a while. This was definitely one of them.

Tricky Dick II looks like a bored, pissed-off kid whose Mother made him go that event, and so he dressed inappropriately as an act of rebellion.

Regardless, he dishonors the entire thing. Stands out like a glaring neon light in that stupid green coat. These people simply cannot cover up their disregard for others. It just comes glaring through the dark dustcloud of their pretentious facade sometimes.

;)

(edited for clarity)
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jilln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:59 AM
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20. nothing says class like a ring of roadkill around your face...
nt
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Rapcw Donating Member (567 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:16 AM
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23. What an asshole n/t
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discopants Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:26 AM
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24. This administration needs the Queer Eye guys
*'s Members Only Jacket.

Rice's wacko hairdoo.

Pickle's drapery gown from hell.

Now Dick's green parka and "Staff 2001" beenie.

:D
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:33 AM
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26. Only if they are not married. n/t
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:34 AM
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27. Stands out like a turd in a punchbowl...n/t
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:40 AM
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28. Does he go ANYWHERE without his wife?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 11:41 AM by msgadget
I'm sure they could've spared a few dollars to survive the cold in more style to show more respect for the event.
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:42 AM
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29. maybe he's sicker than we think
in the health sense, that is. he's dressed for warmth.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:56 AM
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31. The article points out that he wore a proper overcoat to the inaugural
So it's clearly just a lack of effort.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:47 AM
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30. Hey, it's cold outdoors
Not like the warm bunkers he's used to.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:11 PM
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33. This Goes Beyond Boorishness.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 12:17 PM by UTUSN
Somebody who has been in public life and in high offices for all these years KNOWS damned better. It is arrogant in-your-face-edness.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:38 PM
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38. I think you hit the nail on the head.
It's a way of saying "Cheney You" to the rest of the world.

Hey Dick, go cheney yourself.

Bake
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:43 PM
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35. At least his wife looks mortified.
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:12 PM
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37. LOL!
"Instead, it was a knit ski cap, embroidered with the words "Staff 2001." It was the kind of hat a conventioneer might find in a goodie bag." Yep, times must be tough for ol' Uncle Dick since the Halliburton checks stopped rolling in. :evilgrin:
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