I nominate this as the dumbest story of the week:
Vice President Dick Cheney’s feud with Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel was perpetuated Wednesday when the 75-year-old congressman said Cheney “ought to be ashamed of himself” for a remark about his age.
Months of verbal attacks from Rangel turned into a back and forth on Monday when the 64-year-old vice president said Rangel is “losing it,” later adding that “Charlie is a lot older than I am, and it shows.”
After an appearance at City Hall on Wednesday, Rangel was asked when the dispute would die.
“I think it ends when he apologizes for attacking me as a senior citizen. It’s true that I’m much older than he is, but that has nothing to do with mental alertness,” Rangel said.
Rangel has suggested in recent interviews that Cheney, who suffers from heart trouble, might not be healthy enough to do his job.
“I would like to believe he’s sick rather than just mean and evil,” Rangel said last Friday on the cable channel NY1.