08 September 2005

Look who's back from vacation.....and the photo-ops go on and on and on.....

Cheney, Gonzales tour disaster area
Vice president sees 'very impressive' relief effort.

Cheney's plane took him on a course over heavily damaged houses as he arrived to this Gulf Coast town destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

After meeting with state and local officials, Cheney and his wife, Lynne, toured a particularly damaged part of the town.

While Cheney spoke, a passer-by hurled an expletive at the vice president. "First time I've heard it," Cheney said, when asked if he was hearing a lot of such sentiments.

Most of the people Cheney met with were friendly. Lynne Lofton, whose house further down the street was completely destroyed, was an exception.

"I think this media opportunity today is a terrible waste of time and taxpayer money," she said. "They've picked a nice neighborhood where people have insurance and most are Republicans."

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