Sunday, February 19, 2006

We Paid for Cheney to Shoot Whittington

Private hunting trip, my ass:

WaPo: Hunting for Camaraderie With Shotguns and Friends
Companions Say Pastime Gives Cheney a Timeout

While Cheney pays any hunting fees or lodging expenses if charged, taxpayers invariably pick up much of the cost of Cheney's hunting hobby. As with his predecessors, the government pays for Secret Service agents, military aides and the rest of the entourage that travels with vice presidents wherever they go, as well as the expense of Air Force Two. But it is not clear how much that costs. The budget lists $1 million for the vice president's annual travel, including his official duties, but the figure is rounded to the nearest million, according to the Center for Public Integrity.

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