"So Vice President Cheney dropped the F-bomb on the Senate floor yesterday out of anger regarding allegations made against him by Senator Patrick Leahy. Leahy claimed--without evidence--that Cheney was basically a war profiteer, and Cheney naturally resented it. Gleeful Democrats have now assumed the role of Miss Manners in response.
Obviously, it goes without saying that if one loses one's temper, one may end up regretting it. I imagine that Dick Cheney wishes that he never unloaded on Leahy, and instead refused to dignify him with any attention. Then again, maybe Cheney is quite happy with having said what he said, but in my opinion, he would have been better served if he had just kept his cool."