Press Hit for `Double Standard' on Vice-Presidential Hopefuls
Billups, Andrea, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Joe is a centrist, independent thinker and consensus builder with a heart. Not only did he castigate President Clinton's affair, but he's the first Jew on the ticket and that's historic.
But Dick, he's a staunch conservative, a portly relic of the far right, rhetoric-spewing Gingrichian past. A long record of public service and a quiet, thoughtful manner make him the Washington-savvy grown-up on a ticket led by a son looking to get even.
This is the media portrayal that has emerged so far of the two vice presidential hopefuls, Republican ex-Rep. Richard B. Cheney and Democratic Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut.
Both men, despite their integrity and experience, won't escape these labels as the 2000 race heats up, some media observers say.
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