A Brief History of Presidential Profanity

From Lincoln to LBJ, dirty words are nothing new in the White House

Dick Cheney

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Back in 2004, then-Vice President Cheney reportedly told Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy to "go fuck [himself]" after the two got into a testy argument about Cheney's ties to the defense contractor Halliburton. Later, Cheney told comedian Dennis Miller, "That's sort of the best thing I ever did."

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