Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cheney Booed, Vows Retaliation

Vice President Dick Cheney was greeted with loud boos and a few cheers today as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington National’s home opener. Cheney became the eighth sitting vice president to throw out the first pitch for a Washington team, and the first to receive boos. He went into his motion and hurled the ball which sailed up and landed in the dirt in front of home plate. Nationals catcher Brian Schneider scooped it up in a nice save.

watch it here!

Cheney declined to drop the F-bomb when asked about the booing crowd. Republican spin-doctors claim that the crowd was not really booing but simply saying "boo-urns", "boo-urns".

Last year President Bush tossed out the first pitch but many fans were late to their seats because of security lines at metal detectors—installed for the president’s visit. Another failure in logistical planning, but no one expected the event to be run smoothly.

This year Bush was in Cincinnati to throw out the first pitch of the 2006 baseball season. Ohio has been a focus for the administration because of its sagging poll numbers and potential 2006 swing-state status. Bush's attempt to raise poll numbers was quickly offset by Iran declaring they can now enrich uranium. Well, it was fun while it lasted.

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