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Dick Cheney had some advice during the U.S. Senate’s annual photo session for Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who has been relentless in his criticism of the no-bid contracts awarded to the vice president’s alma mater, Halliburton. A search of the Nexis newspaper database showed only one U.S. daily newspaper — the Washington Post — quoted the vice president’s wish for Leahy’s self-sufficiency: “Fuck yourself.” Here’s how other newspapers and wire services handled the vice president’s words:


L.A. Times: “Go . . . yourself.”


L.A. Daily News: The headline said Cheney cursed.


The story, by the Associated Press, said Cheney said,
“F— off” or “F— you.”


The Boston Globe: Referred to the expletive as a “vulgar directive”
and provided no other clues.


Calgary Sun: “(Bleep) off” or “Go (bleep) yourself.”


Daily News (New York): “Go f— yourself.”


Greenwire: “Go (expletive) yourself.”


The Guardian: “Fuck off.”


The Weekend Australian: “F . . k off” or “Go f . . k yourself.”


Agence France Press: “Fuck you” or “Fuck yourself” then


later changed to “F . . k you” or “F . . k yourself.”


Miami Herald: “F— off” or “F— you.”


The New York Times: “obscene phrase.”


The New York Post: “F— yourself.”


Newsday: “ — yourself” or “Go — yourself.”


CNN: the “F” word.


The University of Iowa’s Daily Journal: “Go fuck yourself.”