washingtonpost.com: Cheney Defends Use Of Four-Letter Word: “Vice President Cheney on Friday vigorously defended his vulgarity directed at a prominent Democratic senator earlier this week in the Senate chamber.

Cheney said he ‘probably’ used an obscenity in an argument Tuesday on the Senate floor with Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and added that he had no regrets. ‘I expressed myself rather forcefully, felt better after I had done it,’ Cheney told Neil Cavuto of Fox News. The vice president said those who heard the putdown agreed with him. ‘I think that a lot of my colleagues felt that what I had said badly needed to be said, that it was long overdue.’

The forceful defense by Cheney came as much of Washington was discussing his outburst on the Senate floor in which a chance encounter with Leahy during a photo session in the usually decorous Senate chamber ended in colorful profanity. The obscenity was published in yesterday’s editions of The Washington Post. “

Cite from Washington Post above — Apparently the Vice President has decided to take the gloves off and during an interview on Fox, V.P. Cheney defended his remarks and the use of profanity directed to Sen. Leahy. It is about time that the gloves come off. Let the fur begin to fly! Afterall, we are only five months away from election time ! –zzb