Pat Oliphant for April 29, 2004
Executive: Dick, we in the energy industry appreciate your presence in the White House. Vice President Dick Cheney: What a perfectly beautiful day! Executive: And you know we would never try to influence energy policy. Cheney: The sun is warm, the little birds are singing. Executive: But it would be to our mutual advantage for you to follow our suggestions. Cheney: Birdsong, warmth, flowers, the blessings of springtime. Executive: Like I say, you're highly valued by the industry, Dick. Cheney: Shucks. I'm sorry - I haven't heard a word you said. Punk: Tell that to the 9/11 hearings.