Cheney gets the boot

As the Democrats take over Congress, the vice president loses choice real estate on Capitol Hill.

By Tim Grieve
Published January 4, 2007 2:41PM (EST)

From the "Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out" Department, the New York Post reports that incoming House Ways and Means Committee chairman Charlie Rangel has sent Dick Cheney packing from his "palatial" digs just off the House floor.

The office has traditionally belonged to the Ways and Means Committee chairman, but Republicans lent it to Cheney when he became vice president. According to the Post, Rangel was so eager to oust Cheney from the space that he sought approval for the move from Nancy Pelosi within hours after the polls closed in November.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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