Smile and say "Quease."
That was the vibe when Vice President Dick Cheney performed the ceremonial swearing-in of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton while her husband, Bill, looked on yesterday.
Cheney, whom both Clintons have portrayed as a threat to representative democracy, seemed to contort his body as far as possible from the Clintons as photographers snapped pictures in the Old Senate Chamber.
I have a hard time imagining Darth Vader himself letting the Clintons faze him. Maybe he was trying to avoid a too-close-for-comfort photo-op that might come back to haunt him. It happened to Lieberman.
And, Boehner can't be too pleased to have this floating around:
Update: More swearing-in fun with Cheney!