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February 18, 2010

Dick Cheney Drives CPAC Wild With Killer Quote: "I Will Bathe In Your Blood Before the Children of Babylon!!!"

Well, he meant to say that. He toned it down for the "establishment media" types in the room who'd be scared by that kind of frankness.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney made a surprise appearance Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference to pay homage to the movement and declare that Barack Obama will be a “one-term president.”

Cheney came up on stage after a speech by his daughter Liz, who hammered Obama’s policies on terrorism and laid blame on administration officials for the attempted Christmas Day bombing.

The room exploded with excitement for the former vice president, who was greeted with cheers of “run, Dick, run!”

“A welcome like that is almost enough to make me want to run for office again — but I’m not gonna do it,” he said.

Cheney made clear that he has passed the torch to his daughter, of whom he said he is “enormously proud.”

Vid at Hot Air's link.

By the way: That quote -- "I will bathe in your blood before the Children of Babylon" -- is a real quote.

This is literally telling tales out of school, but I hope he'll forgive me. It was awesome.

My friend not_steve_in_hb actually said that one time -- roared, screamed it -- and he wasn't kidding or being ironic.

Our dickhead dorm preceptor (RA) wrote him up for drinking on campus (and he was guilty, of course; we all were) and, as we were restraining him, he shouted "I will bathe in your blood before the Children of Babyon!"

And he meant every word of it.

My reply was, "You'll what?" As anyone's would have been.

I have asked and asked him where this came from, why the hell this even occurred to him to say.

He has never even remembered having said it.

And he was drunk, and angry, so I don't even know how he managed to be so lucid as to say this, as opposed to the standard things people say when angry.

He has never been able to provide an adequate explanation for this strangely baroque, and oddly necromantic, threat. I mean, it sounds like William Blake in an absinthe hallucination arguing with Microsoft technical assistance.

I believe, then, he was momentarily possessed by a demon. That is the only logical explanation I can think of.

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