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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Saturday, October 30, 2004

    Dick Cheney, homeboy 

    Even Vice President Cheney, hardly considered a backslapping retail politician, will stoop to the occasional local pander.

    In Zanesville, Ohio, on Saturday, Cheney, who hails from Wyoming, told a campaign rally that his great-grandfather was from Defiance, Ohio, and served in the 21st Ohio Regiment during the Civil War. Cheney also said his grandfather was born there.

    "So we claim Ohio roots," Cheney said. "Seems to me you all would want to send a homeboy back to the White House."

    Word.

    - Matt Stearns, Kansas City Star

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 9:34 PM



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