Washington D-C – Vice President Dick Cheney says that Senator Craig Thomas was a strong willed person who avoided partisan battles and will be missed by Wyoming. Cheney was surprised to learn that Thomas had taken a turn for the worse this weekend, since he last saw Thomas within the last couple of weeks and that he looked great. Cheney remembers when Thomas won a special election to replace him as Wyoming's Congressman, when Cheney became Secretary of Defense. He says he was specially qualified for the post, since he knew Wyoming so well.
Cheney notes that Thomas handily defeated some strong foes in elections and says he was revered in Wyoming.