Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Woodward: Cheney Cursed At Me About 'State of Denial' & Hung Up The Phone

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:52 PM
Original message
Woodward: Cheney Cursed At Me About 'State of Denial' & Hung Up The Phone
Woodward: Cheney Cursed At Me About State of Denial, Then Hung Up The Phone

Today on Meet the Press, Bob Woodward described how Vice President Dick Cheney called him 10 days ago about Woodwards new book State of Denial. Woodward says Cheney cursed at him (he said what I was saying was bull-something) and then hung up the phone.

Woodward called Cheneys behavior a metaphor for whats going on. Hang up when somebody has a different point of view or information you dont want to deal with.

Video and Transcript at:
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/10/08/woodward-cheney /

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:55 PM
Response to Original message
1. I Hope Woodward Gave Him the Leahy Response
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22go+fuck+you...

I bet Woodward would have "felt better" afterwards.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #1
5. Woodward couldn't respond with that
Woodward wasn't afforded the opportunity to give Cheney that response or any other. Cheney hung up first.

Cheney has been a sniveling coward since he was a student urging that young men from the ghettos and barrios to fight in Vietnam in his place.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #5
19. Cheney's Co-Conspirators...
... will either spend the rest of their lives in jail, or exile in a non-extradition treaty country.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:58 PM
Original message
You're not a player in DC until Cheney curses at you
or shoots you.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:02 PM
Response to Original message
4. It's like
getting into a hell's angel chapter or maybe worse?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:58 PM
Response to Original message
2. Cheney's due for a good ass whoopin.
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 01:59 PM by Ksec
Somebody is gonna tire of him assaulting them and jack him up..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:01 PM
Response to Original message
3. and up goes Woodward's credibility

stick to the plan, Cheney, just stick to the plan.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #3
13. Yep, there are
some major theatrics going on here.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:22 PM
Response to Original message
6. Wow. The Republicans are making themselves look SO good
lately!

:o
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
guinivere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:30 PM
Response to Original message
7. Truth hurts, Cheney.
At least Cheney didn't shoot him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:31 PM
Response to Original message
8. Why don't I believe this? n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:27 PM
Response to Reply #8
17. Because it's Woodward, Bush White House hagiographer, telling the story.
The same guy who claims he sneaked into a guarded hospital room and "interviewed" a dying William Casey who family and doctors said couldn't speak at the time.

After writing two books on the Bush Administration that the Administration was happy with, Woodward comes out with "revelations" that have been known for years, they lied and are lying.

I figure with Bush being a lame duck, and despite what the RW claims the majority of the American public do not support the Administration, perhaps Woodward with this book is laying the ground for the old "establishment's" repudiation of this crowd. The PTB (money, power, influence) will be around after this Administration. And perhaps they want a "kindlier, gentler" face on US imperialism and influence. To those who take the long term view, not just short term profits, I suspect this Administration has been a disaster.

Woody in his first two books helps prop up this regime and now, deliberately releasing this book before the midterm elections, takes what appears to be a huge swipe at them that he could have taken years ago? Perhaps Woody simply put his finger up in the wind and sees the way things are going. Perhaps there's more than that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #17
18. And, he's trying to set Democrats at odds with each other, to boot.
"Hagiographer" is exactly the right term, imho.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:24 PM
Response to Reply #17
23. It boggles the mind
The only thing missing from this whole display,

Is the smirk and the "Yeah, that's the ticket" A la Jon Lovitz.

On second thought, maybe the smirk could be detected.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:32 PM
Response to Original message
9. People behind the scenes started laughing on MTP when this was brought up
You could clearly hear laughter by more than one person when Woodward brought this up. Russert looked pissed that people were laughing and it could be heard on the TV. It made me start laughing.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:54 PM
Response to Reply #9
14. I did too - Russert needs to lighten up. It was funny - especially
with Woodward's straight face.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #9
15. That is the first time EVER, I've heard laughter from the crew on MTP..
It cracks me up just thinking about it. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:39 PM
Response to Original message
10. Stay away from the quail, Mr. Woodward. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:41 PM
Response to Reply #10
12. LOL yep, do NOT go huntin with dicky boy ...nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:40 PM
Response to Original message
11. BREAKING: Cheney apologizes to Woodward, invites him on a weekend getaway
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 02:41 PM by Bucky
"I'd like to make up for my reaction last night, Bob. Why don't you come out to the ranch with me this weekend where can just hang out, talk, have a few beers, and, you know, shoot the bull..."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:11 PM
Response to Original message
16. Funny story about Cheney and cursing:
Yesterday I was at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest in SF (awesome FREE event every year), mostly to see Steve Earle.

In the songwriter's circle (with Steve, Billy Bragg, Guy Clark and Verlon Thompson --more on this later, including pics), Steve opened with his song "F the FCC" which contains frequent use of the, uh, F word.

At one point in the song he stopped and said, "Hey, I'm sorry if your kids are here with you and all the cursing, but wouldn't you rather have your kids learn to curse from me than from Dick Cheney?"

Cracked my 10 year old up.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:41 PM
Response to Original message
20. Aw, Dick, go Cheney yourself. Why not take Chimpy on a hunting trip
It'll loosen you up a bit.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Make7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:15 PM
Response to Original message
21. I find it rather ironic....
... that Cheney would be upset about the ethics concerning the gathering and dissemination of information.

When host Gloria Borger mentioned that Cheney had previously described the meeting between 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta and Iraqi intelligence as "pretty well confirmed," Cheney interrupted: "No, I never said that... Absoutely not." But he had said just that, on NBC 's Meet the Press (12/9/01): "That's been pretty well confirmed that [Atta] did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack."

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1577

State of Denial?

Aluminum tubes for nuclear weapons
     On September 8, 2002, Vice President Cheney made an unqualified statement about the aluminum tubes on Meet the Press:

He [Saddam] is trying, through his illicit procurement network, to acquire the equipment he needs to be able to enrich uranium to make the bombs.

Tim Russert: Aluminum tubes.

VP Cheney: Specifically aluminum tubes. ... it is now public that, in fact, he has been seeking to acquire, and we have been able to intercept and prevent him from acquiring through this particular channel, the kinds of tubes that are necessary to build a centrifuge.... But we do know, with absolute certainty, that he is using his procurement system to acquire the equipment he needs in order to enrich uranium to build a nuclear weapon.

     There was a fundamental debate within the Intelligence Community before the war as to the intended purpose of the aluminum tubes that Iraq was trying to import. The Department of Energy, the Nations foremost nuclear weapons experts, and the State Departments Bureau of Intelligence and Research, did not believe the aluminum tubes were for centrifuges to make nuclear weapons. Instead, they believed they were for conventional artillery rockets. But Vice President Cheney did not acknowledge any division within the Intelligence Community. He stated that the U.S. knew with absolute certainty that Iraq was trying to obtain the tubes for nuclear weapons purposes.

http://levin.senate.gov/newsroom/supporting/2004/070804cheney.pdf

Bull-something.

- Make7
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:18 PM
Response to Original message
22. Stay off of planes, Mr. Woodward.
Them terrorists are very scary!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 01st 2014, 04:08 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC