The annual Radio & TV correspondents dinner on April 16th 2008 was an unusual and unforgettable display of personality for Vice President Dick Cheney.
The gala was a grand event attended by over 2,000 government officials, power players throughout the media, politicians, and celebrities.
Most memorable however were V.P. Dick Cheney’s remarks, which I provide an excerpt of below for your comic relief.
V.P. Dick Cheney: “As the President said in his video message, he is hosting a dinner in the honor of Pope Benedict. And I myself met with his holiness this morning at the White House. So between that and this dinner with the media, it’s been quite a day for me. I spent the morning with one infallible authority and now I get to spend the evening with one thousand of them.”
Cheney joked a bit about global warming reminding us that it would indeed be getting warmer considering it’s spring time.
Cheney mentioned the President himself complimenting as benig “the funniest guy he knows.” Cheney took that as a compliment, but tried to keep it in perspective considering it comes from the same fella who thinks that 9’oclock is late, who believes ginger ale is a night cap, and who thinks paradise is 40 miles west of Waco.
Cheney remarked candidly: “…Even my wife seems to think my image needs polishing. At breakfast today I asked Lynn if deep down it bugs her that people have taken to calling me Darth Vader? She said, ‘Not at all. It humanizes you.'”
The last time Lynn Cheney went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart she brought a toy sized Darth Vader and gave it to him during the show. It was a fun moment. Following the show Lynn jetted rather quickly to get out of there. The next night, Jon said she had gone to bring him back a pie. Yeah right! To throw in his face perhaps. LOL
Speaking of Mo Rocca, Cheney said among his other credits Mo used to host a TV show called ‘Things I Hate About You’ which Dick likened to ‘Countdown with Keith Olberman.’
Best of all was Cheney’s remarks about the campaign which he expressed to be watching with interest and really wanting John McCain to win. Cheney said he is proud to support John even though one of the Democrats running is a relative of his. He’s Senator Obama to you, but he’s cousin Barak to big Dick. Amazingly enough it turns out that Barak is also related to Brad Pitt. That means Dick Cheney and Brad Pitt are related, which explains what Angelina sees in that guy. In any case Cheney told the Radio & TV correspondents “You’re looking at somebody who is just a couple of degrees of separation from the sexiest man alive.”
Cheney said of cousin Obama: “Barak Obama and I have had our disagreements and frankly, I do wish he’d keep these things in the family. For example I keep telling him it’s time to start thinking about a choice for Vice President. He says he’ll find a running mate just as soon as he’s got himself a new Pastor.”
All laughed and enjoyed Cheney’s remarks about cousin Barak sitting through some mighty riveting sermons over the years. Cheney added that if he gets elected you’re not going to want to miss those Washington prayer breakfasts.
In closing Cheney mentioned the two Democrats running for President and the fact they’re still hopelessly divided over whose the real uniter. Dick exhorted the press to go easy on Senator Clinton on the whole business on running and ducking from gunfire in Bosnia. Cheney said Hillary made an honest mistake. She confused the Bosnia trip with the time he took her hunting.
It’s too bad Cheney has come out of the closet as a jokester so late in his political career. Maybe secretly behind close doors he really is like Dubya says a pretty likeable and funny guy. I guess however when you’re approving “enhanced interrogation” techniques and feeling guilty about it, you kind of have to keep your mouth shut to protect the administration. Nevertheless we all could use some more comic relief right about now. Keep it coming Mr. Vice President, we’re starting to like you.
ps. Can I go fishing with you? You seem to really have an eye for hot chicks and definitely have the bank account with your Halliburton holdings to show them a good time. Where did you get those sunglasses anyway?
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