CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time - Blogs from CNN.com WASHINGTON (CNN) Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, deserved it when Cheney launched the f-word at him in 2004. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Cheney was asked if he had any second thoughts or embarrassment. "No. I thought he merited it at the time," Cheney said, laughing. Uncle Fester makes you proud to be a Merican, don't he?