Vice President Dick Cheney Urged To Apologize For West Virginia Joke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney is apologizing
after a joke he made about West Virginia.
During a question and answer session at the National Press Club
in Washington, Cheney talked about how he's distantly related to
Senator Barack Obama. Cheney also noted he has Cheneys on both
sides of his family, and added "we don't even live in West
He then said, "You can say those things when you're not running
for re-election."
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin called for an apology from
the vice president, saying it was a "derogatory statement." West
Virginia Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito calls the remark
"disrespectful," and "certainly not funny."
West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd is harsher. He calls Cheney's
joke an insult to all Americans.
A Cheney spokeswoman says the vice president has "concluded
that it was an inappropriate attempt at humor that he should not
have made."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 3, 2008 at 08:24 AM
    Well they may not be inbreds, but W Va did vote for him both times, which proves they are stupid. Oops, I forgot Ky did too huh? Maybe this "joke" needs to be remember in Nov. before ya'll make your choic for Pres.
  • by karen Location: louisville on Jun 3, 2008 at 07:03 AM
    In my opinion Chaney is all about himself and his fat republican rich oil buddies after all why did we go to Iraq?
  • by william Location: Salyersville,KY on Jun 3, 2008 at 06:13 AM
    This comes as no suprise.Not only the larger majority of our poltitions but most people in general have it put in thier heads that if you are from west virginia,or kentucky your wife or husband is automatically a close realitive.I have traveled all around this nation we call home and you get this same thing.MRCHENEY isn"t the first politition that has made a remark like this but it would be so good for our country if he was our last.MR.CHENEY I know what I am talking about becauseIliveless than fourty miles from the west virginia state line and you couldn"t ask for better neighbors.The majority of these people are hard working and very honest people,and they would never ever say anything like that about you or any one else.Sir if you could I think it would do you a world of good to come and visit the people of west virginia.I would bet my last dollar you leave thinking different thanking a whole lot different than when you got here.
  • by debbie Location: ky on Jun 3, 2008 at 06:07 AM
    there you go people of WVa, you like us here in ky have been stero-typed as incestual inbreeders by our own vise president! Now every-one should know and understand why west virginia and ky are so poor! NO-ONE CARES ABOUT US, JUST THE COAL WE CAN PRODUCE FOR THEM AT THE LOWEST PRICES! THANK YOU MR VISE PRESIDENT!
  • by terri Location: e ky on Jun 3, 2008 at 05:14 AM
    This is the attitude this man obviously has of applachian culture--sad, but glad he's gone now what we don't need is McBush.
  • by ghettochip Location: richmond on Jun 3, 2008 at 05:06 AM
    Cheney needs to just steer clear of trying to be funny. It will never work for him until everyone is laughing at him. BIG KING FROG.
  • by Harriett on Jun 3, 2008 at 03:52 AM
    serves you right West Virginia for not voting for Obama. Republicans are the elitist and rudest people you will meet. Guess all that money goes to their heads.


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