Re: [prezveepsenator] Cheney's Needs on the Road: What, No NPR?
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--- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:
> Cheney's Needs on the Road: What, No NPR?
> By ELISABETH BUMILLER
> 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
> "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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