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brianac
November 2nd, 2007, 07:37 AM
Dick Cheney and Darth Vader: Picture proof

By Matthew Moore
Last Updated: 2:18am GMT 02/11/2007

Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, once described himself as the Darth Vader of the Bush administration.

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Jackson and Dave - Dick Cheney's dogsBut if this photo is anything to go by, he has a rival for the position of dark lord of the Galactic Empire within his own household.

Meet Jackson and Dave, the Cheney family Labrador retrievers, decked out in canine fancy dress to celebrate Hallowe'en in Washington.
Whilst Dave opted for a figure-hugging Superman garb, Jackson chose the full Darth Vader cloak and mask, made famous in the Star Wars series of films.
Imposing, fierce and mysterious, Jackson appears living proof that pets and their owners end up looking the same.
Mr Cheney's famous Darth Vader quote came in a CNN interview in 2006.
Defending the need to capture and kill people who want to kill Americans, he said: "That's not a pleasant business. It's a very serious business.
"And I suppose, sometimes, people look at my demeanor and say, well, he's the Darth Vader of the administration."
A hawkish neo-con, Mr Cheney, 66, is widely considered the power behind the throne in the White House, having served under both George W Bush and his father.
In 2006 he shot a 78-year-old hunting partner in the face (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/02/19/wcheney19.xml) during a quail-hunting trip in Texas.