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Re: [prezveepsenator] Cheney's Needs on the Road: What, No NPR?

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      Jon Stewart said that there were 3 items that hadn't
      been reported: a shotgun, ammo and an elderly face.

      --- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:

      > Cheney's Needs on the Road: What, No NPR?
      > WASHINGTON, March 23 — Vice President Dick Cheney
      > may be a rock star
      > only to his most ardent Republican supporters, but
      > he has on-the-road
      > demands just like the Rolling Stones. Still, Mr.
      > Cheney appears easier
      > to please than Mick Jagger or Keith Richards.
      > At least that was the evidence from "Vice
      > Presidential Downtime
      > Requirements," the heading of a document posted
      > Thursday on the
      > Smoking Gun Web site and confirmed as authentic by
      > Mr. Cheney's office.
      > The document listed 13 requirements. Among them were
      > these: All
      > televisions sets in Mr. Cheney's hotel suite should
      > be tuned to Fox
      > News, all lights should be on, and the thermostat
      > set at 68 degrees.
      > Mr. Cheney should have a queen- or king-size bed, a
      > desk with a chair,
      > a private bathroom, a container for ice, a microwave
      > oven and a coffee
      > pot, with decaf brewed before arrival.
      > The vice president should also have four cans of
      > caffeine-free Diet
      > Sprite and four to six bottles of water. He must
      > have the hotel
      > restaurant menu, with a copy faxed ahead to his
      > advance office. If his
      > wife is with him, she should have two bottles of
      > sparkling water,
      > either Calistoga or Perrier.
      > For his reading material, Mr. Cheney should have The
      > New York Times,
      > USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and the local
      > newspaper.
      > "The vice president maintains an active schedule,
      > which requires
      > regular travel throughout the United States and at
      > times involves a
      > hotel stay," said Jenny Mayfield, a spokeswoman for
      > Mr. Cheney. "Our
      > advance office provides guidelines for our
      > volunteers in the field.
      > This is just a routine little check list."
      > The downtime requirements said nothing about
      > exercise equipment, but
      > aides to Mr. Cheney have been spotted on his travels
      > loading and
      > unloading a stationary bicycle from Air Force Two.
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