Cheney to Apologize to W.V.

WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney threw a verbal insult at West Virginians on Monday, but quickly apologized.

Talking about his family roots and how he's distantly related to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the vice president noted that he had Cheneys on both sides of his family.

"And we don't even live in West Virginia," Cheney quipped.

"You can say those things when you're not running for re-election."

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, quickly asked Cheney to apologize.

"I truly cannot believe that any vice president of the United States, regardless of their political affiliation, would make such a derogatory statement about my state or any state for that matter," he said.

Editor's Note; Now, they need to leave those West Virginians alone. Hell, they're doing everything they can do boost the tourist attractions and have even passed a recent law for just that purpose. Governor Joe Manchin (D) announced last week that a new ruling would make it illegal for West Virginians to place their garbage in black trash bags. "We want the good people of W.V. to use clear garbage bags, from this day on. It will enhance their window shopping experience."

(PS, I'm from Virginian and I'm not sorry to say, I get real offended when people say, "Oh, you're from West Virginia?" Oh hell no!)

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