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September 9, 2005
'Going to Get It Done,' Cheney Vows on Gulf Tour
By JODI WILGOREN
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8 - For this disaster President Bush needed his second in command to be a visible presence, not a force operating from a secure undisclosed location. So Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday joined the blitz of administration officials tromping through the havoc the hurricane left, declaring, "We're making significant progress." ...
In Gulfport, a block off the ocean on Second Street, in a neighborhood so devastated that residents needed permits to visit their destroyed properties and had to be out by dark, a heckler in an orange shirt hurled profanities twice to disrupt Mr. Cheney's remarks, but the vice president just smiled his lopsided smile and, when asked, said it was the first time he had heard such guff.