November 1st, 2007
06:15 AM ET
11 years ago

Bush: Cheney's Darth Vader for Halloween

President Bush suggested Wednesday the vice president is going as Darth Vader this Halloween.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Even Vice President Dick Cheney is dressing up for Halloween - according to President Bush.

Speaking before a Grocery Manufacturers Association gathering Wednesday, Bush suggested his No. 2 is going as "Star Wars" nemesis Darth Vader this year - even though he's not wearing a costume.

"This morning I was with the vice president," Bush joked. "I was asking him what costume he was planning. He said, 'Well I'm already wearing it,' and then he mumbled something about the dark side of the force."

Cheney has often been likened to the infamous character, most recently by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser in September.

"You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," the New York senator said.

Cheney himself addressed the comparison earlier this month, telling the Institute for Near East Policy, "Most of you knew me long before anyone called me Darth Vader.”

"I've been asked if that nickname bothers me, and the answer is, no," Cheney added then. "After all, Darth Vader is one of the nicer things I've been called recently."

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Dick Cheney • President Bush
soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. SR, Fairfield County, CT

    A neo-con,"proud" to be perceived evil? No way!

    November 1, 2007 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Matt, Pennsylvania

    Well, this is one side of Cheney I like. He at least has some sense of humor, unlike hypersensitive Hillary 'he was being mean' Clinton.

    November 1, 2007 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. PSK Lakeside, AZ

    Elmer Fudd........ (they're just issuing blanks to him this year- he's on hunting probation).

    November 1, 2007 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  4. Dave , Chesterton, IN

    So, no costume change for Dick. What's the big deal? Cheney's Darth Vader everyday!!

    November 1, 2007 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. Neill C., Montgomery, Al

    Hahahaha to see the liberal loons got nuts over this is very amusing.

    Here's a hint, people. He's laughing at you! He knows many of you have characterized Cheney and Bush as Darth and the Emperor.

    November 1, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  6. jfz, napa, ca

    Thank you CNN for your first hand example of your bias.

    November 1, 2007 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  7. RightyTighty

    By the way, Bush was laughing at you last night by releasing the Halloween pictures of his dog dressed as Darth Vader. Cheney's not supposed to be able to take a joke, remember... Whose the town's idiots??

    Ha Ha!!

    November 2, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. david houston texas

    The self proclaimed secretcy of this public official goes beyone logic reasoning. The same posturing that crimminals usually take when they clam up before they spill the beans. And always followed by a quick quirky joke, to coat the matter as insignificant. Darf Vader; More like Daffy Duck.

    November 2, 2007 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  9. Joel Cross, Dubuque IA

    Why dont you ever write a story on Ron Paul? Especially when he leads in most polls and has lots of straw poll wins!

    November 3, 2007 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
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