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Old 03-24-06, 09:22 PM
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Dick Cheney's Suite Demands

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Veep's "rider" requires Sprite, 68 degrees, TVs tuned to Fox News

MARCH 23--After posting the performance contracts of artists like Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and U2, The Smoking Gun has finally obtained the backstage demands of a real rock star. That's right, below you'll find a copy of Vice President Dick Cheney's standard "tour" rider. The document is provided to hotels where Cheney will be bunking and lists how the Republican pol's "Downtime Suite" needs to be outfitted. While the vice president's requests are pretty modest (no extract-the-brown-M&M demands here), Cheney does like his suite at a comfy 68 degrees. And, of course, all the televisions need to be preset to the Fox News Channel (what, you thought he was a Lifetime devotee?). Decaf coffee should be ready upon his arrival along with four cans of caffeine-free Diet Sprite. And when Cheney is traveling with his wife Lynne, the second family's suite needs an additional two bottles of sparkling water. Mrs. Cheney's H2O should be either Calistoga or, curiously, Perrier, a favored beverage of French terrorism appeasers. The document, prepared by the vice president's advance team, was obtained by TSG after it was provided to a hotel employee prior to a Cheney visit. When we asked Cheney spokesperson Jenny Mayfield about the document's reference to gifts that hotels might leave in the suite for the vice president, she told us she was unable to address that question since she had not seen the "downtime requirements" rider (she asked for a copy, which we declined to provide in advance of its publication here). At our source's request, we've blacked out the handwritten name and Washington, D.C. phone number of a Cheney staffer. As for the notations regarding extra lamps, specific newspapers, and a carafe, it is unclear whether they were added by an advance team staffer or a hotel official. (1 page)
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Old 03-24-06, 09:33 PM
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This has been the joke on talk radio shows for the last day or so. It really isn't all that bad. The big thing seems to be the TV's turned to FOX. But I don't see that as all that odd. It saves him time trying to find it. Every damn cable system has the channels at differant places. It can be a big pain in the ass trying to find the channel that you want. If all he wants to watch is FOX, big deal.
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Old 03-24-06, 09:52 PM
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That is tha lamest rider ever.


LOLOLOLOL!!! The VP wants a DESK in his room!!!
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Old 03-25-06, 12:48 AM
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He's a liberal.
Cheney reads the NYT!!!!!!
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Do they make caffeinated diet sprite?
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Originally Posted by Tommy Ceez
That is tha lamest rider ever.


LOLOLOLOL!!! The VP wants a DESK in his room!!!


He wants his own bathroom. Mr. High and Mighty isn't good enough to use a communal bathroom.
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Old 03-25-06, 01:36 AM
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What do you want to bet that he doesnt demand that FOX News is on, but his assistant is sick of fumbeling with the remote when he says 'Turn the news on...yeah, put on Fox'
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While driving home from the movies tonight, I was scanning through the AM stations and just happened to stumble across Randi Rhodes. She was going over this list, and I swear to God, it was one of the most pathetic displays in talk radio history. Is that moron always this bad? It was so damn sad how the idiot was talking about this, trying to spin it every which way. I mean, is any of this seriously some sort of "OMG" big deal? Did any of you guys hear that crap?

I've never heard that show before, but it was a horrible excuse for any sort of talk radio. I can't remember the last time I heard someone make such a huge deal out of absolutely nothing like this.
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Old 03-25-06, 02:57 AM
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Only 68 degrees? He's not a very good polluter.
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"I've never heard that show before, but it was a horrible excuse for any sort of talk radio. I can't remember the last time I heard someone make such a huge deal out of absolutely nothing like this."

You obviously do not listen talk radio on a daily basis. It is what they live for.
(On both sides of the aisle: Rush, Al, Sean, Randy, should I go on...)
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I used to listen to talk radio. Then I got a life and listen to music while on my way to and from work.
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
Only 68 degrees? He's not a very good polluter.

He is in the Summer
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I don't know, I think some of it is a little funny- having all the lights on?

OMG Cheney is going blind!!1!!1
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Originally Posted by mseang
You obviously do not listen talk radio on a daily basis. It is what they live for.
(On both sides of the aisle: Rush, Al, Sean, Randy, should I go on...)
You are wrong. I love listening to talk radio when I'm in a certain mood - both for stuff I agree with and stuff that I do not just to hear the other site.

What I posted before, it had to have been the most pathetic shot ever at anyone. Someone taking something, that seriously, meant nothing at all, and using that to seem like the worst thing ever.

I know all of the shows have their own sides, but this was the worst I've ever heard before, regardless of whatever type of show.
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With the exceptions of getting 1 soda instead of 4 and having the tv turned on I get those same perks when I stay at a hotel for business and I'm just a regular schmuck.
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Why, oh why, did this make the major news networks?
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Old 03-25-06, 09:18 PM
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Why would Cheney want to know if Fox News is coming over Satellite or Cable?
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Why, oh why, did this make the major news networks?
Why wouldn't it make the major news networks? Outside of the fringe, nobody is taking this seriously.

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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
I used to listen to talk radio. Then I got a life and listen to music while on my way to and from work.


Me too (Except my little morning show)
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Why would Cheney want to know if Fox News is coming over Satellite or Cable?
Thats why I think its his assistant's demands...cable would require learning the local channel numbering, sattelite is known in advance
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Old 03-26-06, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommy Ceez
Thats why I think its his assistant's demands...cable would require learning the local channel numbering, sattelite is known in advance
But if it's already on that channel, why would they care what channel it is? Maybe he has an Ashcroft streak in him and doesn't want to watch channel 69.
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Just goes to show that anything he does drives some people crazy.
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