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Today's essay topic: compare and contrast the Washington papers descriptions of the altercation between Dick Cheney and Senator Leahy (D-VT):

Here's how the Washington Post describes the encounter:
"The exchange ended when Cheney offered some crass advice. `Fuck yourself'" [wp]

Washington Times says:
"Mr. Cheney then responded with a barnyard epithet, urging Mr. Leahy to perform an anatomical sexual impossibility." [wt]

Extra points for those who incorporate "fair & balanced," "uniter not divider," "restoring honor & dignity to the White House," historical controversy regarding the definition of sexual relations, the Eyeshot autofellator interview [e], and the metaphor of the Senate as saucer to the House's boiling teacup.


There is no rule against obscene language by a vice president on the Senate floor.

Sounds like they need to change this rule. Using the word 'fuck' on the Senate floor is so tactless..
the best part of the article:
the exchange occurred on the same day the Senate passed legislation described as the "Defense of Decency Act" by 99 to 1